Wits Planetarium

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Wits Planetarium

from 14 Dec 2019 10:30

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The history of the Wits Planetarium begins in the year 1956, when the Festival Committee, instituted to organise the celebrations in that year of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the city, decided that it would be most fitting to mark the occasion by raising the funds needed to buy and house a Zeiss Planetarium.

Plans for the building were drawn in 1958, and building commenced in 1959.

On 12 October 1960 the first full-sized planetarium in Africa, opened its doors to the public.

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Wits Planetarium, Yale Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

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Wits Planetarium

Space Travel #14.122 [5 - 8 yrs] 14 Dec 2019 10:30

R40

Suitable for 5 - 8 year olds
Please note: Strictly no late entry

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
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.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket #14.122 [8 - 12 yrs] 14 Dec 2019 12:30

R40

Suitable for 8 -12 year olds
Please note: Strictly no late entry
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.

Duration: ±60min.

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.

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