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Public Shows

Show Diary

Date Time Show Title Presenter
Shows will be listed when confirmed by the presenter.
Fri 31 Mar 7:30pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl
Sat 1 Apr 10:30am Space Travel Sydney Mathebula
Sat 1 Apr 3pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl
Fri 7 Apr 7:30pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl
Sat 8 Apr 10:30am Space Travel Ray Masingi
Tue 11 Apr 10:00am Space Travel Ray Masingi
Tue 11 Apr 11:30am Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (8 - 12 yrs) Ray Masingi
Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr
Closed for Easter weekend
Fri 21 Apr 7:30pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl
Sat 22 Apr 10:30am Space Travel Ray Masingi
Fri 28 Apr 7:30pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl
Sat 29 Apr 10:30am Space Travel Ray Masingi
Sat 29 Apr 3pm The Sky Tonight Kobie van Zyl

Tickets for regular public shows are available from half an hour before each show, at the door - we have space for 400. Doors close promptly at the advertised show time, with no late entry.

Please Note: We reserve the right to:
  • replace the show advertised with a new show [suitable for the same audience]
  • cancel the show should disaster strike either our power supply or the presenter.

Tickets


(Regular shows)
Description Cost
Adults R50
Children/Scholars/ Full - Time Students/ Seniors R35
Groups (20+) R35 Please book to get group rate
Family Ticket
[a "family" is max two adults with their dependent children (scholars or full-time students), and grandparents]
R180

Space Travel [5 - 8 year olds]



In this pre-recorded show we travel with Thomas the astronomer in his "giant rocket" to the game reserve where we learn about:

  • thee constellations,
  • Travel to the moon, and on the way learn about moon phases and tides, see what the Apollo astronauts did on the moon,
  • and briefly visit the planets and a comet.
Show Times: See Diary
Duration: ± 60 min.
Age Group: 5 - 8 year olds
Type of Show: Pre-Recorded

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket [8 - 12 years olds]

Secret of the cardboard rocket show

Experience the wonders of the solar system as we travel on an imaginary journey to all the planets. Fly over Venus, land on the Moon and Mars in our cardboard rocket. There is a short introduction to the current night sky of your visit.

Show Times: See Diary
Duration: ± 60 min.
Age Group: 8 - 12 year olds
Type of Show: Pre-Recorded

The Sky Tonight [Teenagers & Adults]



Venus is the evening star in the west with Mars close by. Come for a tour on our summer sky including a brief update on current Solar System exploration.

Show Times: See Diary
Duration: ± 60 min.
Age Group: Teenagers & Adults
Type of Show: Live Presenter Led