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Publications of the Society

 

Early serials

The first official publication of the Cape Astronomical Association was the Circular, published semi-annually between 1918 and 1921.

In 1922, the Astronomical Society of South Africa was formed and it published the Journal, which appeared in four volumes between 1923 and 1939.

 

 

mnassa

During the Second World War, to fill the gap left by the Journal, the Cape Centre published monthly circulars. The first appeared in 1940 April, and the last in 1942 November. In the same year, these became the Monthly Notes, although somewhat changed in format and content, that we know today.

> current edition

Past copies of MNASSA from 2010 onwards can be accessed online at http://www.mnassa.org.za.

MNASSA is also available electronically from Sabinet (sorry, not free of charge).

 

 

NASA and mnassa

NASA's Astrophysics Data System (ADS) started in 2002 December to archive full-text scans of each issue of MNASSA in its digital library.

The ADS is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 2.9 million records.

 

 

 

The Handbook

The Handbook has been published annually since 1946 and was replaced by the Sky Guide below from 2004.

 

 

 

Sky Guide Africa South

Since 2004, the Handbook was redesigned and renamed the SkyGuide.

 

 

 

 

 

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