November 2013 edition of MNASSA

Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (MNASSA) Vol 72 Nos 7, cialis 10 October 2013

This latest edition of MNASSA has just been made available. Here is the contents page but you can download the entire document here.

Editorial ………………………………………………………………………………..133

ASSA News
ASSA AGM 2013
ASSA Council Report, advice 2012-2013 – IS Glass……………………………………….133
Annual Report, salve Deep-sky Observing Section – Auke Slotegraaf…………………..136
Annual Report, Comet and Meteor Section – Tim Cooper…………………………138
Annual Report, Double Star Section – David Blane…………………………………139
Annual Report, Cosmology Section – Frikkie de Bruyn…………………………….140
Annual Report, Historical Section – Chris de Coning……………………………….141
Annual Report, Scholarships – Maciej Soltynski…………………………………….142
ASSA Council…………………………………………………………………………..144
ScopeX 2013 – Willie Koorts…………………………………………………………147

News Notes
2013 Astronomy Town Meeting……………………………………………………….151
Decadal Astronomy Plan for South Africa……………………………………………155

A Bright Nova in Delphinus (the Dolphin)
Brian Fraser…………………………………………………………………………….158

The Nearest Stars
 IS Glass…………………………………………………………………………………159

Astronomical Colloquia……………………………………………………………………………….166

Deep-sky Delights
Two fishes in the Starry Sea
 Magda Streicher……………………………………………………………………….175

Antarctica Team Finds Largest Chondrite Meteorite in the Past 25 Years

An international team of scientists at Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station has found the largest meteorite in nearly 25 years.  This find has the potential to facilitate the unlocking of secrets about the original chemistry of our solar system’s. The eight members of the SAMBA (Surface Antarctic Mass Balance)  project, from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and Tokyo University were searching for meteorites scattered across the Nansen Ice Field on January 28, when they found the 18kg chondrite. SAMBA is a research activity coordinated by GLACIOCLIM (Les Glaciers, un Observatoire du Climat)