SANSA Space Science joined the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) at the annual Telescope and Astronomy Expo, ScopeX on the 21 July 2012. The exhibition was held at the Military History Museum in Johannesburg, and was well attended by students from schools all over Gauteng, members of the public and budding astronomers.
Various exhibitors showed of their self-made telescopes, sundials and astro-photos, and a few demonstrated how to make your own telescope mirror.
Kobus Olckers, Space Weather Officer from SANSA Space Science gave a presentation to a full house on solar maxima and was later inundated with questions pertaining to the subject.
A number of students visited the SANSA stand and were very excited to hear all about how SANSA monitors the Earth’s magnetic field, space weather and how satellite imagery of the Earth enables us to monitor and mitigate natural disasters.
The exhibition concluded with a star gazing party where those attending could view the night’s sky through various telescopes