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In JC Lemmer Auditorium
Talks from 10am to 4pm
Photons – messengers from the astronomical past" by
Dr Andreas Faltenbacher (WITS)

"Supercomputers in the desert"
by  Francois Kapp (SKA)

"100 Years of Proxima Cen"
by  Ian Glass (SAAO)

Raspberry Pi talks and demos
by House4Hack

In Gun Park

Experilab Science
10am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm

In Armour Car Hall

Digital Planetarium Shows

40 min sessions from 9am - 3pm
(all ages)

In Delville Wood Room
Franctic Photons Show

10 am 12am 2pm
(for Gr 4 - 12)
Galilean Telescope Build
9am, 11an, 1pm
(for Gr 8 - 12)

Rocket Motor Test Fire

Next to "Dakota"
Rocket Motor Test Fire 1:30pm


Outside Marrierres Hall
ATM & Astrophoto Awards: 1pm
Raffle Winners: 5pm

SCOPEX 2015  - 25 July - 9 am to 9pm

At the Museum of Military History

Interested in Astronomy, astrophotography, telescopes?
Visit the astronomy event of the year

What to expect on the day
Commercial Telescopes and accessories
Telescope Making, Astrophotography, Talks, Science Shows, Workshops

Raffle items
Come buy your Raffle Ticket at ScopeX

ASI120MC Camera donated by ZWO Co., Ltd
A Sky and Telescope Hot Product 2014

The Solar 60 telescope donated by iOptron

6" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph donated by OPT Telescopes

Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrain 4" donated by Telescope Shop

Arduino introduction course and kit donated by House 4 Hack

Calling Students
Come exhibit your Science Project  -  Rules

Prizes will include Raspberry Pi 2 donated by MicroRobotics

Advertise ScopeX
Flyer  Poster  Car Banner

Star Party
Bring a picnic and come enjoy the stars

See you 25 July 2015 at ScopeX !
(Site last updated 30 June 2015)


Amateur Telescope Makers:
Register your ATM exhibit at the Help Desk by 10am

The  Rules for entering exhibits

Powershot SX400 Black
donated by Canon-SA

Past winning entries


All-day Interactive Exhibits
Camera Obscura
Student Science


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

Non-Commercial Sponsers 2015

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

- 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
, the South African Astronomical Observatory  and the EUNAWE for their support

Commercial Sponsers 2015
Many thanks to all companies donating items
Without generous sponsorship, this event would not be possible


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


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