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