All posts by Allen Versfeld

Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

By Allen Versfeld on October 23, 2018 in
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Willie Koortz discuss about South Africa’s role in the early days of the Space Age, looking at professional-amateur collaborative projects and MeerKAT continuing to contribute valuable scientific research.

By Allen Versfeld on October 9, 2018 in
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How to design, build, launch and operate satellite, with a special focus on South Africa’s own satellites over the past few decades.

By Allen Versfeld on September 25, 2018 in
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How to Become an Astrophysicist? Listen to @uastronomer discussion with @PaulMattSutter about astronomy career on today’s #365DaysOfAstro

By Allen Versfeld on September 11, 2018 in
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Podcaster: Allen Versfeld

By Allen Versfeld on August 28, 2018 in
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Mars One, it’s goals, and how it plans to achieve them.

By Allen Versfeld on August 14, 2018 in
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Discussion with Cassini mission scientist Dr. Michele Dougherty whose team made a number of discoveries about the Saturn system including the presence of a subsurface ocean on Enceladus.

By Allen Versfeld on July 24, 2018 in
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How to support scientist and their data from an IT point of view? more with @uastronomer and Simon Fishley.

By Allen Versfeld on July 10, 2018 in
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An interview with Patricia Skelton about South Africa’s role in astronomy, her own astronomical research, and her best advice for students and learners who’re thinking of a career in astronomy.