2017-12-22T22:00:00Z6 hours 30 minutesV&A Waterfront Pierhead, between wooden deck & chess board Observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies through the telescopes provided by the Cape Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa and learn more about our fascinating universe. ​Astronomy is not only about star gazing, one can also view the sun, with sunspots, if any, through special telescope filters and can discuss our nearest star with any of the Cape Centre members. One can also calculate the distance from the earth to the sun by measuring the length of certain shadows. The moon (First Quarter) is also visible in the afternoons of our outreach days and becomes increasingly spectacular through a telescope as the night becomes darker. Approximately four billion years of astronomical history are etched on its battered surface which raises the question of why the earth does not appear to be so pitted with craters and dark volcanic ‘seas’. Lastly, there is usually at least one planet visible in the night sky, the most exciting being Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and Saturn with its rings.                                         Date/s:  2017When the Moon phase is near 1st Quarter, the following Saturdays will be activated:8 April6 May3 June1 July29 July26 August30 September28 October25 November23 DecemberGP0|#4884de34-c90a-473d-bef1-ae8e9eac095e;L0|#04884de34-c90a-473d-bef1-ae8e9eac095e|Ulundi Garage;GTSet|#77ffa18a-c716-4e28-9e0f-14946dccab8f082 335 4851 or 082 898 1057capecentre@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/capecentreStargazing, astronomy, telescopes, universe, galaxy<img alt="" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Event%20List/AllItems/astronomy%20380.jpg" width="117" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />GP0|#1d86d341-0eaa-4d67-97a2-d77258073d8e;L0|#01d86d341-0eaa-4d67-97a2-d77258073d8e|Family;GTSet|#75375da6-0815-46ce-a6c6-47b9173f8b3101<img alt="" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Event%20List/AllItems/astronomy%20265x180.jpg" width="246" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClassB1ADF0E5B0014B88A9F1D8362EA77B5B"><p>​N/A</p></div>15h00 - 21h30FreeGP0|#57f9b012-ea75-4837-a700-7143cdd42a03;L0|#057f9b012-ea75-4837-a700-7143cdd42a03|free-astronomy-outreach;GTSet|#8dbb8159-f73a-4db5-89b5-12dd3cd66408V&A Waterfront Pierhead, between wooden deck & chess board Observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies through the telescopes