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Southern Star Party

Spring 2017 SSP

The 14th SSP will be held from 18 to 23 October 2017.

Due to popular demand, the star party has been extended by several days to allow for more personal observing time.

The formal programme runs from the 20th to the morning of the 22nd of October, but everyone is encouraged to spend some more time under the stars - from Wednesday October 18 to Monday, October 23.

Don't forget to make your early-bird booking!



The SSP is a gathering of stargazing enthusiasts in the Western Cape, South Africa, for a weekend of observing, sharing and socializing.



mobile: 083 787 0792 (Ed)

mobile: 084 512 9866 (Lynnette)

mobile: 074 100 7237 (Auke)

AstroQuiz Champion

The reigning SSP AstroQuiz Champion is James Smith.

Observing Challenges

Challenge yourself! See how many selected deep sky objects you can observe while at the SSP.

Karin de Bruin and Pierre de Villiers earned Deep-sky Challenge badges at the Autumn 2016 SSP.

Alan Cassells has earned an ASSA Deep-Sky Certificate for his observations made during several SSPs.

Spring 2011 Challenge certificates were awarded to Pierre de Villiers, Andre de Villiers & Wim Filmalter.

Honourable Mentions go to Jaco Wiese and Henry Oliver for their observations during the Spring 2012 SSP. Congratulations!