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Brave the evening chill and check out the winter solstice sky

For the next two weeks Mercury can be easily seen in our skies. Very early this evening, there’ll be a line up in the west of the 3 bright stars: Canopus (on the left), Sirius and Procyon; then the new crescent moon and to the right of that Mercury – very easy to see!  Over […]

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International Space Station visible from SA this weekend

ISS VISIBLE FROM SOUTH AFRICA 30/08/09 The following was taken from the Johannesburg Planetarium’s newsletter (28/08/09) The International Space Station (ISS) passes directly over South Africa on Sunday evening (Aug 30th) – possibly accompanied by the shuttle Discovery!  Discovery is scheduled to launch Friday evening (SA time) to deliver crew and equipment to the orbiting […]

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