Stargazing at Sterland
For a more personal stargazing experience at ‘Sterland’, a privately owned and managed establishment, contact Jurg Wagener of Kambrokind. Bookings for this very popular activity are still essential to avoid dissapointment.
The show at Sterland starts at 20:00 lasting two hours. 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 5 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. The show normally lasts two hours.
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.
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
Die koste R100 pp en Sondae R120 pp. The cost R100 pp, Sundays R120 pp
Winter Starting times/begintye: May to August: 18h00 to 20h00
Summer starting times/begintye: Sept to October: 20h00 – 22h00
Please contact Jurg directly for updated rates, as these rates are subject to change.
Contact: Jurg Wagener: 082 556 9589