23rd September 2021 at 6:30PM (CAT) over Zoom
Professor Steve Longmore, of the Astrophysics Research Institute, at Liverpool John Moores University, UK will describe how they are using astrophysics research techniques to help ecologists protect ecosystems, save critically endangered animal species, and stop peat forest fires that are a major contributor to climate change. Building on technological and software innovations in astronomy, the “Astro-Ecology” team have developed a drone plus thermal infrared imaging system and an associated automated detection and identification pipeline that provides a cost-effective and efficient way to automatically detect animals and peat fires. He will describe the current status of the system and the efforts to enable local communities to run routine monitoring and management of animal populations and peat fires over large and inhospitable areas, and thereby tackle global biodiversity loss and climate change.
24 June 2021 at 6:30PM (CAT)
ASB Presentations are held the last Thursday of every month, over Zoom from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm (unless otherwise stated). These Presentations are open to all society members and their guests and the public at no cost.
Following these Presentations, the ASB committee meets monthly.
anatomy of black holes live Presentation – 26 November 2020
MARS- Mokolodi Astronomers Reaching for the Stars – 24 july 2020
On the 24th of July, ASB committee members gathered at Mokolodi Nature Reserve to officially open the new astronomical viewing platform (named MARS – Mokolodi Astronomers Reaching for the Stars), a joint project funded by ASB and Mokolodi, and to unveil a commemorative plaque in honour of the Barrow family of Scotland and the Southport Astronomical Society of the U.K. for their donation of a Celestron 127 SLT Maksutov Cassegrain telescope to the Society. The plaque was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hester, and Professor Mike Bode, both members of the ASB
Meteorite Landing in Botswana -24 july 2020
On the 24th of July, at 18:30, at the request of the Astronomical Society of Botswana, Dr. Fulvio Franchi from BUIST, gave a presentation via ZOOM about the tracking of a meteorite that landed in Botswana in 2018, and how they eventually recovered several pieces of it in the CKGR after many expeditions looking for it. The fragments are still being tested.
NEUTRON STARS LIVE PRESENTATION – 27 AUGUST 2020
GEOLOGY OF MARS LIVE PRESENTATION – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
SKA WEBINAR-BUILDING AN OBSERVATORY TO STUDY THE DAWN OF TIME AND THE ORIGINS OF LIFE – 8 OCTOBER 2020
Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Link to PDF: Abstract & Programme