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.

Entry gates will open 15 minutes prior to starting time. Interesting displays to be viewed in lecture room.

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 2018
There will be stargazing at Sterland, every night. Accept for 24 & 31 December 2019.
Cloudy nights: Useful viewing/displaying material to make an entertaining evening.     

Die koste beloop:  R130 pp weeksdae , Openbare vakansiedae en Sondae R 170 pp.  The cost remains R130 pp in the week and on Sundays R 170 pp. Public Holidays R170 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 or via link below:
http://www.discoversutherland.co.za/accommodation/enquiries/sterland_caravan_park_and_camping_site/