Episode 86: Scope-X Geekery with Allen Versfeld!

ScopeX is a public outreach initiative established by the Astronomical Society of South Africa to promote interest in astronomy, telescope making and astrophotography. Scope-X 2016 happens this weekend in Johannesburg, and we chatted with the Urban Astronomer, Allen Versfeld, about the state of amateur astronomy in South Africa, the naming conventions of planetary objects (hello, George!), what you can expect to find at Scope-X and great names for supernovas.

For more information about Scope-X, head on over to their website and to find out more about the local scene, you should check out the Astronomical Society of South Africa's homepage. You can also find out more about the Urban Astronomer via his website, too!