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Public Shows

Show Diary

Date Time Show Title Presenter
Shows will be listed when confirmed by the presenter.

Show dates will be posted subject to confirmation of soccer fixtures. We do not schedule shows when there is a clash with a match played at the stadium next door.
Date Time Show Presenter
Fri 5 Jul - Sun 8 Jul Closed for scheduled maintenance on substation supplying power to Planetarium
Thu 12 Jul - Mon 23 Jul Closed for Planetarium building maintenance
Fri 27 Jul  8:00 p.m. The Sky Tonight [Teenagers & Adults] Kobie van Zyl
Sat 28 Jul 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Space Travel [5 - 8yrs]
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket [8 - 12yrs]
Ray Masingi

Tickets for regular public shows are available from half an hour before each show, at the door, or available at WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA - 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.


(Regular shows)
Description Cost
Adults R50
Children/Scholars/ Full - Time Students/ Seniors R35
Groups (20+) R35 Please book to get group rate
Space Travel / Secret of the Cardboard Rocket shows R35

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.
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]

Explore our current night sky as we journey to Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Did you know there is a butterfly in the Scorpion, a swan in Sagittarius, even a hanger for your coat in the sky? Explore the jewels of our southern sky that you can see with binoculars or small telescope. We end our journey viewing the Lunar Eclipse after the show (weather permitting).

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