Naval Hill Planetarium
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Phila D
Johannesburg, South Africa1 113 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
What an amazing experience, loved everything about the presentation and the movie.

Everything about this place was great and it is worth a visit when in the area.

Make sure to book tickets for the event before going.
Written 18 December 2022
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Kubu R
2 contributions
Oct 2022
me and the kids got to explorer about the planet. wish was a kid again and studied astrology, close to nature
Written 14 October 2022
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Danrie 1904
Emalahleni, South Africa9 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Excellent presentation, everything in English. They have shows on Saturdays at 7pm but you must book on Computicket, it is very popular so book early!
Written 4 September 2022
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Cynthia Nhlenyama
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Attended the 26th of October show with friends,The Stars are in my eyes!!!............Or not? Show was decent but could have been more informative to me had the presenter also accommodated non Afrikaans speakers and at least presented in English or both languages, so all I got from the experience was just watch presenter pointing at the stars without an idea of what he was saying. The only time I got to hear something was when he played NASA video at least that was in English, so for non Afrikaans speakers make sure to enquirer before hand what language presenter will be using unless you just wanna go nap on those reclining chairs.
Written 25 November 2019
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Adventurer742124
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Definitely something to try for space lovers. Just make sure in what language (Afrikaans/English) it would be presented on the particular Saturday.
Written 8 September 2019
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Prasidh R
Milnerton, South Africa61 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was quite lucky that they were having a show on the weekend that I was in Bloemfontein (29/6/19).

Booking tickets through Computicket was a challenge but was able to secure tickets (R50, approx $3) - I would highly recommend booking online as the shows fill up quite quickly. You can purchase tickets at the door, but there is a chance you may not be able to get tickets due to high demand. Front staff, Dinah and her team were very friendly and helpful with tickets and ushering people in quickly and efficiently.

The first show, narrated by the resident astronomer, reveals the night sky at that current moment above us, pointing out the famous constellations and zooming into some of the planets currently visible. The second show, the Hot and Energetic Universe described the Universe following the Big Bang and some of the probes that we will use to study sources of light and energy not readily visible to the human eye.

Both shows were very impressive, projected onto the inside dome of the planetarium. The ‘sky’ was visible from all sides but maybe choose to sit at the back where you don’t have to move your head as much to take in the entire projection. The chairs recline all the way, making it very comfortable to doze off on :) If you want to, take a neck/travel pillow as the shows go on for about 45 minutes and I did feel the odd neck niggle.

An illuminating and educational evening out - highly recommended for the aspiring astronomer, casual scientist or for kids (of all ages) with an interest in the cosmos. Do arrive a few minutes early to walk around and take a few pics of the dome and the telescope outside.
Written 8 July 2019
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Nico Bergman
Cape Town Central, South Africa85 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Well we didnt see actually anything just the outside because I dint see any information about what to do there.
Written 8 July 2019
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RamsaySh
Cape Town, South Africa137 contributions
Dec 2018
This was an incredible and mind blowing experience for me. I still just marvel at the innovation and creativity and those behind the total end product. This is an experience you won’t soon forget
Written 5 December 2018
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CareneMouton
Johannesburg, South Africa143 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
We drove into the scenic Naval Hill Nature Reserve on a whim. Fortunately, the friendly guard at the gate informed us that we were just in time for the weekly public show at the planetarium. The show was well-presented and educational, taking us on a tour through outer space and digging into the mysteries of dark matter. We were a bit put-off by the fact that the first part of the show was presented in Afrikaans only. Being Afrikaans-speaking ourselves, it wasn’t a problem for us, but it was clear that many in the audience were unable to understand and enjoy this part of the show. In the very least, subtitles should’ve been available.
Written 21 October 2018
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Kevin M
62 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
Was fortunate enough to visit the Naval hill planetarium. Wow what an unbelievable experience to learn how insignificant we really are. Come here and get a really great new perspective on life and the small part we play in the universe by grace alone!
Written 4 October 2018
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