Stargazing at Sterland

Stargazing at Sterland

For a more personal stargazing experience at ‘Sterland’, a privately owned and managed establishment, contact Jurg Wagener of Sterland group Guest houses and stargazing!
Bookings for this very popular activity are still essential to avoid disappointment.

The show at Sterland starts at 18:00 / 19:00 in winter and summer 20:00 / 21:00, lasting for two hours.(approximately) *please see exact time at bottom.
The stargazer is first treated with an indoor presentation on a three meter big screen explaining all the constellations and sizes in the universe.

Inside the dam are numerous posters of Astronomy and books to be read. After that the stargazers are taken outside to the Muisbos Amphi theatre and first treated with an explanation of how to find South, with the aid of the Magellan Clouds, Southern Cross and other stars. They make use of a very powerful laser so that each stargazer can see what they are talking about.

All the relevant constellations, stars, planets and objects to be observed are then explained before looking through the eye piece of the telescope.

At present they make use of 6 x 11 inch (280mm) Celestron Go-To telescopes, each with its own GPS. Each telescope is operated by a knowledgeable person. Every stargazer gets enough time to enjoy the object to be seen.

STERLAND Stargazing/Sterrekyk 2017
Please note on the following dates there will be NO stargazing shows:
GEEN Sterrekyksessies op die volgende datums nie:

10; 11; 12; 18 JANUARIE / JANUARY

14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19 FEBRUARIE / FEBRUARY

08; 14; 15; 16 MAART / MARCH

25; 26 APRIL

03; 09; 10; 11 MEI / MAY

06; 07; 08; 28 JUNIE / JUNE

25; 26; 27 JULIE / JULY

15; 16; 17; 23 AUGUSTUS / AUGUST

13; 19; 20; 21 SEPTEMBER

10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15 OKTOBER / OCTOBER

01; 07; 08; 09 NOVEMBER

05; 06; 07; 24; 31 DESEMBER / DECEMBER

Die koste bly R100 pp en Sondae R 120 pp.  The cost remains R100 pp on Sundays R 120 pp.

*Time when the show starts: *
JAN-APRIL: 20:00 – 22:00
MEI / MAY: 19:00 – 21:00
JUN-JUL:       18:00 – 20:00
AUG: 19:00 – 21:00
SEPT-DES / DEC: 20:00 – 22:00

Please contact Jurg directly for updated rates, as these rates are subject to change.

Contact: Jurg Wagener: 082 556 9589
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