is to be thanked for again giving substantial support to the event, especially in supplying transport for the many schoolchildren who attend.
Producing ScopeX involves engaging a host of participants: amateur and professional astronomers, the academe, commerce & industry, Government in the form of DST and SAASTA
, NGOs and more.
Unraveling the Mystery of the Great Attractor" at the 3-day event organized by SAASTA
in October at the IThemba Labs directed at women science students on "Celebrating Women in Science".
Again the event was generously supported by SAASTA
(South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) and the Director of Science Awareness, Mr Shadrack Mkansi, presented the prizes for best photographs and for the best telescopes.
Smits gave a talk on astronomy to 22 learners at a school in Johannesburg and showed his slides of SANAE 20 to visitors to SAASTA
on the winter solstice.
In addition to SAAO brochures and SAASTA
booklets, a special moon pamphlet was handed out, as well as free copies of the Southern Star Wheel.