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Scheduled Events

In JC Lemmer Auditorium:
10:30 "Gaia Space Telescope - Status and Challenges" by William O’ Mullane, Gaia Mission Manager

12pm "The Radio Astronomy Road to South Africa" by Francois Kapp, SKA

2pm "SA’s involvement in international space science missions from Rosetta to CubeSats" by Prof Herman Steyn, Stellenbosch University  

3pm " Observations of Near-Earth Asteroids and the Impact Hazard to Earth" by Dr Henry Throop, Univ Pretoria & PSI, Tucson

4pm "Building a Semi Geodesic Dome" by Chris Forder, ASSA Cape Centre

In DellvilleWood Room:
5pm "Astrophotography: How to create beautiful images of the night sky" by Allen Versfeld, ASSA Astrophotography Director

Scheduled Activities

Young and old
Science Shows in GunPark:
10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Digital Planetarium Shows in ArmourCar Hall:
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Ages 13 to 17
"Spectroscopy in a Suitcase" workshop
in DellvilleWood Room:
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Ages 6 to 10
EUNAWE Solar System workshop in DelvilleWood Room: 10am, 12pm 2pm, 4pm
(Booking required)

For Amateur Telescope Makers
 Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine displays
by Rainer Jakob, next to G6:
9:30, 10am, 3pm, 3.30pm

ATM and Astrophoto Prize Announcements 1:00pm
  Rocket Motor Test Fire: 1:45pm

SCOPEX 2014  - 13 SEPT 2014 - 9 am to 9pm

At the Museum of Military History - entrance fees on their website

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

What to expect on the day
Commercial Telescopes and accessories at special show prices
Telescope making and Astrophotography exhibits and demonstrations, Talks, Science Shows, Science Workshops for scholars

Raffle -  items to win

A SmartStar-R80 telescope donated by iOptron

Donated by G&L Agencies:
A SkyProdigy 130 telescope and SkyMaster 20x80 Binocs

Donated by Kameraz:
Canon EOS 1100D with 18-55mm lens

 Raffle  Draw at 6pm

Calling Scholars to come show off a Science Project or Exhibit
 Contact Us by 6 September to be elegible to win a prize, such as:

Star Party
Bring a picnic and come enjoy the stars
There will be telescopes set up for viewing

Advertise ScopeX (PDF adverts)
English Poster, Afrikaans Poster, English Flyer, Can Banner
Poster English Flyer Afrikaans Flyer Car Banner

Site Layout and Programme

Commercial Sponsors

Many thanks to all the companies that are donating items
These will be given away as awards and gifts at ScopeX

See you at ScopeX 2014!

(Site last updated 30 August 2014)


Calling all ATMers to come show their handiwork

Diverse collection of sundials built by Rainer Jakob

Bring your AstroPhotos to exhibit

All-Day Interactive Exhibits
Camera Obscura
Student Science exhibits



Without generous sponsorship, this event would not be possible.
Our heart-felt thanks go to all ScopeX Sponsors and Exhibitors.


Many thanks to all the 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


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

ScopeX is proud to be sponsored by SAASTA
- The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement  aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.


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