George Brown placed the winning bid for the Sky Prodigy 130 donated by Celestron
Rudolf Strydom placed the winning bid for the Skywatcher BMAK 102AZD donated by Gerack Electronics
Sias Swanepoel won the Canon Camera IXUS 310 sponsored by CANON-SA
Hendrik van Niekerk won the Digital and Optical Microscope sponsored by Celestron (G&L Agencies)
Rodney Hyman won the Celestron Sky Scout sponsored by Celestron (G&L Agencies)
SCOPEX 2013 - 20 July 2013 - 9 am to 9pm
at the Museum of Military History
What to expect on the day
Commercial Telescopes and accessories at special show prices
Activities: Telescope Auction, Talks, Science Shows, ATM and Astrophotography Competitions, Raffle
Bring your 2nd hand astronomy related items to sell, swap, trade
ScopeX Student Challenge!
Math and Science Students are invited to submit their Astronomy related project for exhibition How to enter
2013 theme - "Look Up!"
Download flyer (pdf) English, Afrikaans
Highlight of 2012
ScopeX 2012 celebrated the accomplishments of SpaceX Corporation - read The Dragon visits ScopeX
Make your own Telescope
See you at the 12th ScopeX on 20 July 2013
(Site last updated 21 March 2013)
ATM Awards 2012
Scott Farndell's ultra-lightweight 16-inch Dobsonian
Louis Viljoen's Mk II coffer scope
Peter Rendell's first telescope with round wooden tube constructed from veneer
Paul Smit's Daylight stars
Johan Smit's Scorpius region with M6 and M7 visible
Eric Brindeau received a special award for his exhibit of pinhole photos
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS - SCOPEX 2012
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
Many thanks to Park Town Boys High School - and particularly John Scott - for accommodating the ATM class for over a decade
Many thanks to the South African Astronomical Observatory 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.