n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Astronomy Clubs in Southern Africa

Volume 68, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



It is astonishing how popular astronomy became with the general public in the last decade. There are a whole host of reasons for this - one of them most probably the publicity that SALT enjoyed but various radio programs on astronomy must definitely also contribute vastly. One cannot help but wonder what impact the IYA2009 will have on this. A crude barometer is the explosion in the number of visitors to Sutherland, the latest example being when almost 200 people attended the all night New Year's starparty held there.

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