Sutherland Planetarium is located in the centre of Sutherland en route to the Southern African Large Telescope.
It is the latest and only privately owned Digital Planetarium in South Africa.
The planetarium is equipped with a Fulldome Pro DX4 system using a single revolutionary Fulldome Pro media server to power four Full HD projectors. The Projection dome is fitted with a Dolby Atmos 7.1 sound system moving three-dimensional sound affects around the theatre with astonishing realism.
The 30-seater Planetarium is open 7 days a week showcasing a wide range (54) of 3-D Fulldome films to ensure educational entertainment for the whole family.
StarBright Schmidt Cassegrain Design
355mm (14″) Aperture
3910mm F/L (f/11)
Full GOTO – Gemini 1 System
Celestron CGEM – 1100 Computerized Telescope
XLT Schmidt Cassegrain Design
280mm (11”) Aperture
2800mm F/L (f/10)
Computerized Equatorial Mount
Full GOTO – Nexstar
3 D Theatre show times: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 / 12:00 / 16:30
(times are flexible – off peak season)
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 / 12:00 / 15:00 / 16:30
On additional bookings a 18:00 show is available.
Sunday: 12:00 (Only long weekends and seasonal.)
Summer time: 20:30
Winter time: 19:00 @ Sutherland Planetarium
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