The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The LSST – what big eyes you have As the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood said, all the better to see you my dear Halfway between first brick and first light the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is under … more

Cosmic Reconciliation * Hemelruim Versoening

For the past decade or so I have been part of an astronomy group, the Orion Observation Group. Our main mission is to inspire others to look and appreciate the night sky.We were invited by the Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Afrikaans Language … more

Die Klerehanger (Coathanger)

–deur Serena Ingamells– Wat kan lekkerder wees as om op die naat van jou rug na die sterre te lê en kyk behalwe miskien om onverwags jou eerste sterrebeeld (asterisma) raak te loop? In die OOG-nuusbrief van November 2004 het … more

Fact vs Fiction

–by Serena Ingamells– I always thought one was either a sci-fi lover or not but over the last 50 years the border has become so blurred I believe most stargazers have at least one foot in the sci-fi camp. Jules … more