Sutherland Planetarium

3D SPACE SHOWS AND NIGHT TIME TELESCOPE STARGAZING

Lets 
Explore 
Examine 
Learn
 the night sky

The Universe is just a click away

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.

 

Our Astro Amphitheatre boasts 2 state of the art telescopes

Celestron C14 Telescope – Losmandy G11 Mount

StarBright Schmidt Cassegrain Design 

355mm (14″) Aperture 

3910mm F/L (f/11)
Computerized
Equatorial Mount
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

 

With these telescopes we can 
observe the night sky
 in astonishing detail.

We also offer astro photography on prior arrangements.

D A I L Y S H O W S

Look deep into space

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.)
EVENING STARGAZING
Summer time: 20:30 
Winter time: 19:00 @ Sutherland Planetarium

Sutherland Planetarium offers a variety of shows and show times.  Limited availability (30 seats in cinema). Please contact our office to make a booking.
  • +27 (0) 76 909 8635
  • Sutherland, 6920
  • 10:00am - 17:00pm

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