EVENTS

As this page will be updated on a monthly basis, the ASB has decided that due to the SARS CoV-2 pathogen, and the resulting COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic, as and when events can be planned on a confirmed basis they will be published here. 

In the meantime we encourage all ASB members, and others visiting this site, to please follow all local, national and international regulations relating to travel restrictions, social distancing and other protective measures.  The wellbeing of our members is paramount. The heavens can wait.

As the country goes through various stages of opening and locking down again, the Society will endeavor to do what it can to host small events outside, when allowed, and speaker events via ZOOM broadcast live via the internet. We will try to post all announcements and invitations to these events HERE.

 

upcoming events

Past events

anatomy of black holes live Presentation – 26 November 2020


Dr Moletlanyi Tshipha – Abstract & Biography 

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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 

On the 27th of August, from 18:00 until 20:00, Dr. Jacobus Diener from BIUST will be conducted a live presentation via ZOOM, at the request of the Astronomical Society of Botswana, about neutron stars. 

GEOLOGY OF MARS LIVE PRESENTATION – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020 

Another webinar invitation from ASB, this time the presentation will be held  by Prof Motsoptse Modisi , an Associate Professor at the University of Botswana(UB) .Yet another opportunity for everyone to join in, despite your geographical location.
 
Date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

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SKA WEBINAR-BUILDING AN OBSERVATORY TO STUDY THE DAWN OF TIME AND THE ORIGINS OF LIFE – 8 OCTOBER 2020

Professor Phil Diamond will describe the plans to expand the telescopes across Australia and southern Africa, including Botswana, to dramatically increase the capabilities of the SKA Observatory.
 
Date: Thursday 8 October 2020

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Link to PDF: Abstract & Programme

 

 
 
 

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