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Hermanus Centre

About the Centre

The Hermanus Astronomy Centre covers the whole of the Overstrand from Rooi Els to Gans Baai which includes Pringle Bay, Hangklip, Betty's Bay, Kleinmond, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont, Onrus, Sandbaai, Hermanus and Stanford.

We meet once a month on a Thursday closest to the new moon at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus at 7.00 pm. The structure of each meeting is an introduction of the Centres activities and events for the past month plus plans for the near future followed by a presentation from either a guest speaker or a club member on a subject of their choice. The presentation usually includes slides or DVD etc. The second half of the evening is taken up with star-gazing from the car park using the Centre's Dobsonian along with club members own telescopes, weather permitting. If the weather forecast is not very good then a 'back-up' second presentation is given by a committee member on a subject prepared in advance.

Further meetings:
Cosmology - First Monday of each month at SANSA from 7.00 pm
Beginners - Second Monday of each month at SANSA from 7.00 pm
Astrophotography - Third Monday of each month at a members house from 7.00 pm

Refer to www.hermanusastronomy.co.za for more info.

We are in the process of planning our Astronomy Education Centre with an Observatory and Amphitheatre in Hermanus.
 

 

Officers 2013

Chair & Astronomy Education Centre & Observatory (AECO) project: Pierre de Villiers [pierredev at hermanus.co.za]
Vice Chair & Newsletter: Jenny Morris [drjgmorris at gmail.com]
Secretary & Membership: Peter Harvey [petermh at hermanus.co.za]
Treasurer: Laura Norris [dun at whalemail.co.za]
Monthly star maps: Johan Retief [johanretief at gmail.com]
IT & Website: Derek Duckitt [27795151276 at vodamail.co.za]
Newsletter: Jenny Morris [drjgmorris@gmail.com]
Technical Advisor: Steve Kleyn [sjkleyn at telkomsa.net]
Education Outreach Co-ordinator: Lynette Geldenhuys [lynettegel at gmail.com]
Education Outreach Co-ordinator: John Saunders [shearwater at hermanus.co.za]
MONET Co-ordinator & Astrophotography: Deon Krige [deonk at telkomsa.net]
Events Co-ordinator: Hugo Slabbert [hugos at netactive.co.za]
Cosmology: Pierre Hugo [pierre at hermanus.co.za]

Secretarial address: 39 West End Street, Sandbaai 7201


Website: http://www.hermanusastronomy.co.za

 


 

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