n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - A new chapter in the history of the Society's Handbook : ASSA news
|Article Title||A new chapter in the history of the Society's Handbook : ASSA news|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2010|
|Pages||193 - 194|
The Society has produced an annual Handbook since 1946, though its form has changed as its editors have changed. However, 2006 marked a significant new direction. Following Maciej Soltynski's advocacy of a new and modern format, the then editor, Auke Slotegraaf, produced the first edition of the Sky Guide Africa South (SGAS). For the first time it was produced in colour, with a 'catchy' title, and was widely sold in bookshops. The income generated has been partly used to support the Society's Scholarship programme.
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