We are the Durban chapter of ASSA (The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa).
The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa – Durban Centre meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Pavilion at Marist Brothers College , South Ridge Road, Durban. (Directions below)
We represent a friendly community of people who are interested in the widely varied fields encompassed under the umbrella of Astronomy, but are commonly linked by the fact that we cannot help but look up at the skies with awe and wonder.
If you have a passion for looking at the sky, learning about the science of Astronomy, dabble in Cosmology or if you are just curious and want to see what Astronomy is all about, then you will greatly enjoy our meetings.
If you would like to attend our next meeting as a guest, we would love to see you there. There is no charge and you are welcome regardless of your level of Astronomical knowledge.
Our meetings generally consist of a NASA update, a summary of what to look for in the Night sky in the following month and a half hour talk followed by tea/coffee and general discussion. This is usually followed up with viewing through telescopes - weather permitting.
In addition, on occasion we have viewing evenings at our Observatory, which is in the grounds at Marist Brothers. If you would like to learn more about our observatory and viewing evenings please follow the 'Contact Us' link on the left and speak to any one of our members for further information.
We publish a monthly newsletter, the N'daba.
Pass Entabeni Hospital entrance on South Ridge Road (Mazisi Kunene Road), turn right into Glenwood Drive, carry on straight until you reach Marists Road, turn Right into Marists Road, the gate is on the left. We usually meet in the hall next to the swimming pool entrance.
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