to the Astronomy Society of Bloemfontein City
Bloemfontein Centre is a group of active enthusiasts meeting
on a regular basis to discuss their interest in astronomy.
Whether a member's interest lies with armchair astronomy, deep
sky observations, astrophotography, solar or lunar studies,
telescope making or astronomical history, they all share
the need to expand their knowledge in the subject and enjoy
astronomy as a humble and fulfilling hobby.
This non-profit club is
centered around the City of Bloemfontein, in South Africa.
Please contact us for more information: membership is open to anyone, regardless of how much you know about astronomy! Further
reading on who we are.
Sterrekunde inligtingstuk: leer meer van die sonnestelsel, sterre en ruimte-eksplorasie Laai 'n handige inligtingstuk af, ideaal vir kinders wat take moet doen oor sterrekunde, of vir die nuuskieriges wat hul kennis wil uitbrei in hierdie fasinerende tema.
Available at Exclusive Books and other book stores
administration - Club fees payable only in July for next financial year
- Application form for membership - download
- Meer inligting oor die klub en wie kan lid raak hier, / more information about the club here
- Past events and club history summaries can be found in the archives
- Committee membercontact details
The best night sky simulator on Earth! (and maybe even in the whole Universe...) If you call yourself an astronomy enthusiast and you don't know about Stellarium, it's high time you do... Find the positions of the planets, stars and constellations - the moon, deep sky objects and more...
ASSA ASSA Bloemfontein is affiliated with the Astronomical
Society of Southern Africa. Visit their website for information on
the national body and astronomy news from all over Southern Africa. Subscribe to their free monthly news service.
of Boyden Observatory The Friends of Boyden is a public interest group
which fosters a wider appreciation of the astronomical activities
of Boyden Observatory (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and who promote
public interest in its affairs. Go
Observatory & Science Centre Boyden Observatory manages an active educational
program, exposing thousands of people to astronomy each year. ASSA
Bloemfontein members frequently assists with such programs. More information.
Observatory Opened in 1928 and situated on Naval Hill in Bloem.
It was owned by the University of Michigan and closed in 1974 when
the huge 27 inch refractor was dismantled and the building transformed
into the "Observatory Theatre" it is today. Go to website.
Visit the Mangaung Fire Station Museum
the largest collection of vintage fire engines in the country. Also the safehouse of the remains of the gigantic 27 inch Lamont-Refractor, used in the Lamont-Hussey Observatory on Naval Hill (more info).