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Talks: JC Lemmer Auditorium
9:30 “Mars and beyond - our place in the universe!”  
Mars One Mission Candidate, Edwin le Grange

11:00 “Wildfire detection from space using nano-satellites”  
Lee Annamalai, CSIR, Earth Observation

12:00  “A journey through the life of a satellite”
Phila Sibandze, SANSA

14:30 “One small step…One Giant Leap: the NASA Apollo programme & landing sites
Clyde Foster, ASSA Shallow Sky Director

16:00 "South Africa's role in the early days of the Space Age"
Willie Koorts, SAAO

Talks in Dellville Wood Room
15:00 "The history of early photography in South Africa"

16:00 “Sizing your astrophotography setup”
Andrie van der Linde, Eridanus Optics
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Fun Science
Sci-Bono Workshops
"Make a Peeking Periscope - a device that see around corners"
09:00 11:00 12:00 14:00   
For Grade 10 and 11's
Pre-booking at Help Desk

Experilab Science Shows
10:00 11:00 12:00 15:00
For all ages

NRF/ SAASTA's Digital Planetarium Shows
10:00 11:00 12:00 14:00 15:00
Pre-booking at Help Desk
Come create interactive stories, games & animations
09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 15:00
For ages 7 to 18 yrs
Pre-booking at the Help Desk

10:00 12:00
For Grade 4 to 7
Pre-booking at the Help Desk

Pre-booking at the Help Desk

Interactive Exhibits

Sci-Bono “Maths in Space – measuring mass & weight in Space”


Specialist
The Old Limpopo Curiosity Shop (research bookshop)

@ 1pm: ATM  and Astrophoto
Award Announcements

@ 2pm Rocket Motor Test Fire

@ 6pm RAFFLE DRAW!
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SCOPEX  2017
16 September  9am to 9pm
At Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

Entrance fee


Visit the astronomy event of the year



What to expect on the day
Commercial Stands on telescopes, cameras, accessories:
See Special Show prices from Celestron and Meade

Amateur Telescope Making & Astrophotography exhibits / demos
See Guidelines to ATM and Astrophoto Exibitors

Talks, Fun Science, Camera Obscura


Star Party from 6pm

Download ScopeX Programme and Map

Advertise ScopeX with flyers and posters


Some key items donated for Raffle / Awards


ASI 224 MC Camera donated by ZWO Co Ltd

and Telescope Shop

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Canon EOS 60Da & lens donated by Canon South Africa (PTY) Ltd

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AstroFI 130 Wireless Telescope donated by Celestron

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ETX90 OBSERVER Telescope donated by SingerPhotographic

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PoleMaster donated by QHYCCD

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NexImage Burst Monochrome (95519) donated by Celestron

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QHY5L-II-C Guider/Planetary camera donated by QHYCCD

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L-Pro filter for Canon APS-C cameras donated by  OPTOLONG

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AXIOM LX 7 mm Eyepiece donated by FOTON Optoelectronics

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TeleVue 3mm Radian eyepiece and GSO 40mm Plossl eyepiece donated by Eridanus Optics

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(Site last updated 14 September 2017  23:00)


Amateur Exhibits

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2017 COMMERCIAL SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS














Our heart-felt thanks go to all ScopeX Sponsors and Exhibitors

Non-Commercial Sponsers 2017

ScopeX is proud to be sponsored by
Department of Science and Technology


and NRF/SAASTA
- The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement is a business Unit of the National Research Foundation.


Many thanks to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
, South African Astronomical Observatory , SKA Africa, EUNAWE for their support

Commercial Sponsers 2017
Many thanks to all companies donating items
Without generous sponsorship, this event would not be possible
SUPPORTERS

Many thanks to all amateur groups that have supported ScopeX in the past:
Johannesburg Centre of ASSA

Pretoria Centre of ASSA

Cape Centre of ASSA

Durban Centre of ASSA
Garden Route Centre of ASSA

Bloemfontein Centre of ASSA

West Rand Astronomy Club

Unika Voortrekkerkommando

Many thanks to Park Town Boys High School - and particularly John Scott - for accommodating the ATM class for over a decade

2017 COMMERCIAL SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS









 
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