n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Pretoria Centre reaches out
|Article Title||Pretoria Centre reaches out|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||180 - 182|
On 5 July 2014 the six members of the Pretoria Centre of ASSA braved the light pollution of one of the shopping malls in Centurion to reach out to shoppers a la John Dobson and to show them the moon, Mars and Saturn. Although the centre hosts regular monthly public observing evenings, it was felt that we should take astronomy to the people rather than wait for the people to come to us. This was borne out with "Astronomy in the Mall" initiative.
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