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In Delville Wood
Talks from 10am to 5pm

"Astrophotography of Southern Skies" by Volker Wendel

"Dawn, Rosetta and New Horizons"  by Case Rijsdijk (ASSA)

"Photons – messengers from the astronomical past" by  Prof Andreas Faltenbacher (WITS)

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

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

"Best of 365 Days of the Moon" by Robert Reeves

"Astrophotography using Rasperry Pi, Arduino and 3D Printing"
by Toby Kurien & Schalk Heunis

In Gun Park

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

Shows (40 min)
In Armour Car Hall

Digital Planetarium Shows

9am 11am 1pm 3pm
(all ages)

Franctic Photons Show
10 am 12am 2pm
(Grade 4 - 12)

Galilean Telescope Build
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
(Grade 8 - 12)

Rocket Motor Test Fire

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


Outside Marrierres Hall
ATM & Astrophoto Awards: 1pm
Raffle Winners: 6pm

SCOPEX 2015  - 25 July - 9 am to 9pm

At the Museum of Military History - Entrance fee

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
Maker Exhibits by House4Hack including Galileo's Finger exhibit
"Macro to Micro" by National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb by UNISA

Download ScopeX Programme
Download Site Layout  

Raffle items
Come buy your Raffle Tickets at ScopeX

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

The Solar 60 telescope donated by iOptron

COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope donated by Celestron

NexStar 102 SLT Telescope donated by Celestron

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

Amateur Exhibitors
Come exhibit your self made project

Prizes such as Raspberry Pi 2 donated by MicroRobotics

Advertise ScopeX
Flyer  Poster  Car Banner

Star Party
From 6pm bring a picnic and come enjoy the stars

See you 25 July 2015 at ScopeX !
(Site last updated 23 July 2015)


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

The  Rules for entering exhibits

To be won

Powershot SX400 Black
donated by Canon-SA

Past winning entries


All-day Interactive Exhibits

Camera Obscura
Student Science
Maker exhibits


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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