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10:00 “Alien worlds, alien weather: Investigating exoplanet atmospheres”

 José da Silva

11:00 “Drizzle, showers or storms – how’s the weather tonight”
Tim Cooper
12:00 “Living in the shadow of a variable star, the Sun”
 Dr Pieter Kotzé, SANSA Space Science, Hermanus

 14:00 "Mars and its dynamic atmosphere - a world so different, yet so familiar"
Clyde Foster, ASSA Shallow Sky Director

15:00 “Astrophotography in the urban context”
Angus Burns

16:00 “Photographing the northern lights for the first time"

Teachers Workshop
 “Earth and Beyond”  Gr 7
 Msizi Khathide, NRF/SAASTA
9am and 1pm
Book by 8 Aug > Contact Us

Fun Science
Experilab Science Shows
Digital Planetarium Shows
Interactive exhibits
Robotics demonstrations

SCOPEX  2018
15 September  9am to 9pm

Held at Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

Visit the astronomy event of the year

Commercial stands on telescopes, cameras, accessories, books

Special show prices for commercial items

Amateur Telescope Making


Talks, Fun Science

Star Party from 6pm

Download ScopeX Programme and Museum Map

ATM and Astrophotography Exhibit Guidelines

Contact us if you would like to exhibit / support ScopeX


(Site last updated 24 June 2018  16:00)

Flashback 2017


Our heart-felt thanks go to all ScopeX Sponsors and Exhibitors

Non-Commercial Sponsers 2018

ScopeX is proud to be sponsored by
Department of Science and Technology

- The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement is a business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

Many thanks to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
, South African Astronomical Observatory , SKA Africa, EUNAWE for their support

Commercial Sponsers 2018
Many thanks to all companies donating items
Without generous sponsorship, this event would not be possible

Many thanks to all amateur groups that have supported ScopeX in the past:
Johannesburg Centre of ASSA

Pretoria Centre of ASSA

Cape Centre of ASSA

Durban Centre of ASSA
Garden Route Centre of ASSA

Bloemfontein Centre of ASSA

West Rand Astronomy Club

Unika Voortrekkerkommando

Many thanks to Park Town Boys High School - and particularly John Scott - for accommodating the ATM class for over a decade


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