2017 Spring SSP (report)

The 2017 Spring Southern Star Party – StarPeople’s 14th SSP event – was held at Leeuwenboschfontein in the Klein Karoo, October 18—23 (see the first announcement).

The 72+ party goers enjoyed talks by Michael Wolfson (Building an Ultra-Light Dobsonian Telescope), Anton Binneman (SKA Facts & Fiction), Pierre de Villiers (Astronomy Outreach), and Michelle Cluver (How will HI-vision change the way we see our Universe?). Lightning talks, about deep-sky observing, were given by Deon Begemann, Corne van Dyk and Pierre de Villiers.

Observing activities included the Beginner’s Course, a La Caille Observing Marathon (co-ordinated by Deon and Ronelle Begemann), and a freezing cold Orionid Meteor Watch.

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