Art and science meet at the Post Office

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Neustetter’s fascination with the stars The stars, planets and the night skies have fascinated  and inspired the South African artist Marcus Neustetter over the past few years.   He has collaborated with Bronwen Lace on an arts initiative which explores the relationship between the local community who live in Sutherland in the Northern Cape and the […]

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Lunar eclipse Wednesday evening 15th June

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Lunar eclipse 15 June 2011 Remember there’s a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday 15th June. It starts at 8:22pm, is total from 9:21 pm to 11:02pm, and ends at 00:02am. It will be visible from all of Africa, although north-west Africa misses the start. You don’t need any special equipment to watch this. The next […]

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International Space Station visible from SA this weekend

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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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Star gazing and the southern skies

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NIGHT SKIES IN THE BUSHVELD Am very excited as I’m off to the Kruger Park this coming week-end, leaving the guesthouse in the very capable hands of Zac, Catherine and Thandi. My locum Olga, who moves in with her husband Dick, takes over my daily tasks and role in the running of the guest house. I can barely […]

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