Contributions to mnassa can be divided into the following:
ASSA news (Society-related material; news from Council; activities of members, etc.);
news notes (local and international news of interest to astronomers);
research papers (original research papers on all branches of astronomy and astrophysics; papers are sent to referees before publication);
general contributions (typically longer and more detailed than news notes, these contributions are less formal than research papers; these include historical articles, biographies, obituaries, travel accounts, observing reports, instrumentation development papers and progress reports on ongoing research);
the observer's page (accounts of the activities of the various observing sections within the Society).
There are no page charges, but it is important for papers to be concise.
- please indicate "MNASSA" in the subject line of your
post: MNASSA, PO Box 9, Observatory, 7935, South Africa
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is preferred. Please reference the word "MNASSA" in
the subject line of your e-mail.
Advertisements may be placed in MNASSA at the following rates per insertion:
full page: R 400
half page: R 200
quarter page: R100
classified: R 2.00 per word
Enquiries and copy should be sent to the editorial address:
ASSA, PO Box 9, Observatory, 7935, South Africa