Marakele National Park

South African National Parks Honorary Rangers invite all amateur stargazers and field lovers alike to a stargazing weekend from 16-18 September.

Date: 16-18 September

Venue: Marakele National Park

Cost: R1,480 per person

Includes two nights’ accommodation, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and a bush walk with SANParks rangers (conservation fee not included).

Bookings: Please contact Andre Williams on [email protected] to reserve your booking or for more information.

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Pictures courtesy of SANParks Honorary Rangers

Closing date: 31 August 2016

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Ecoplanets: what are they and how we find them

Understanding where we see the planets

Astrophotography: tips for the layman

Quick round-up of planetary missions

Planet and stargazing

Practical stargazing (weather permitting)

Guest speakers

Neville Young: Author of Astronomy within Reach

Robynn Moller: Animals in the sky

Michael Moller: How to make your own telescope

Steyn Jacobs: Astrophotography

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All proceeds from this event will be used to fund SANParks Honorary Rangers projects identified by South African National Parks.