Whenever there is an event of astronomical importance, we will organise a viewing evening for the general public or even a trip away to a site that is regarded as the one offering optimal advantages for the best viewing.
ASSA Durban operates a 300mm aperture equatorial mount Newtonian reflector telescope in a domed building at the observatory situated at St. Henry's College (next to the Entabeni Hospital) in Durban.
We have decided to open the facility (weather permitting) to the public once a month on a Friday evening for anyone to come and enjoy some beautify viewing of planets, the moon and stars.
A volunteer crew of competent amateur astronomers will point the scope at some heavenly bodies and depending on the time of the year, you might see Jupiter and some of it's moons, the orange coloured planet Mars or Saturn's rings and even some nice close-ups of the lunar craters!
The list of observation dates can be seen on the "Public Viewing" page, together with the the names of your observation hosts and their contact numbers. Observation times will commence at 19:h00. Please note this facility will obviously be closed on cloudly evenings. When in doubt, contact your host.
We host regular star parties throughout the year - Check out past 'nDaba newsletter issues for photos and information. Please contact the Society to confirm details.