The Southern Star Party is held twice a year in the Western Cape (typically in either Bonnievale or Montagu). Activities include observing, talks, workshops, and the popular Astro Pub Quiz. The 2014 Autumn SSP will be from April 25 to May 04, and the Spring SSP will be from October 23 to 26. From time-to-time, smaller observing gatherings are also hosted. Booking is essential and for updates you can go to the Southern Star Party website.