Within Reach
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Aimed at the layman but equally intriguing to the experienced amateur astronomer, this 200 page book packed with illustrations and ways in which you can participate in astronomy without any equipment, goes on sale in June 2012. Also available in Afrikaans. (more)

(For references from the book to the Starwaders website, go here )

Binne Bereik

Gemik op die leek, maar ewe prikkelend vir die ervare amateur-sterrekundige, is hierdie boek van 200 bladsye, volgepak met illustrasies en maniere waarop jy kan deelneem aan sterrekunde sonder enige toerusting, te koop vanaf Junie 2012. Dit is ook beskikbaar in Engels. (meer)

(Vir verwysings vanaf die boek na die Starwaders webtuiste, gaan hierheen )

Educational Models

Portable Solar System Model

Southern Cross Motion

Retrograde Motion

Earth in the Galaxy


Build a
Galilean Telescope
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The Starwaders Galilean Telescope Kit contains all the parts needed to build a small telescope in the same style as the one built by Galileo in 1609 — over 400 years ago.
This telescope is of the refracting telescope kind, by virtue of the fact that it uses lenses to ‘bend’ or refract the light to a focus point in order to accomplish the magnifying effect. Other methods ... (more)


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Starwaders © has developed a unique way to learn the constellations of the starry sky — by building a jigsaw puzzle where the puzzle pieces represent the constellations!

The Starwaders CD
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Welcome to the Starwaders Constellation Jigsaw Puzzle CD On this CD are not only jigsaw puzzles but also a selection of free astronomy programs, an album of beautiful astronomy images and several educational games and exercises.

The Portable Solar System Model in Action

The Starwaders CD at Scopex 2010!

Older News Items

The Transit of Mercury 9 May 2016

Starwader's Neville Young spoke on Radio Channel Africa on Friday 2 May 2014 Listen or download here

Neville Young to give an astronomy presentation at Bushtalk 27 July2013

Jupiter, Einstein and Taurus

Starwaders spoke on Radio702 on Monday 21st and on Radio Namaqualand Thursday 24th January

Asteroid 2012 DA14 skims past Earth evening of 15 Feb 2013 South African Time

Jupiter is the bright object in the evening northern sky this January 2013. Watch its moons moving!

Jupiter Grazed by the edge of the Moon on 2 November 2012

Starwaders attended the Annual SA Astronomy Symposium in October

Starwaders attended a conference called The re-emergence of Astronomy in Africa on 10 and 11 September. 

See how Mars moved between Spica and Saturn 14 and 15 August 2012! 

We were at Scopex 2012 - Telescope and Astronomy Expo and at UNISA OUTREACH on Friday 27th July

Watch the extra second in the last minute of June 2012 ! 


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