Current shows

Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

Until 28 September
Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

Especially for Heritage Day (24 September)

Silly Solly and the Shooting Stars

Solly Snail wants to be chosen for his garden's soccer team and thinks up ways to become a speedier snail, so that he will be chosen. He decides to ask a shooting star to help him, but does his plan work and will he be chosen for his garden's soccer team? Join him on his quest and find out what happened.

24 September only

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00

Especially for children aged 5 year and older

The Sky Tonight

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

Saturday - 13:00
Sunday - 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults

A Basic Guide to Stargazing

This presentation will give you a basic understanding of the night sky and how it changes through the year. We introduce some easily recognisable constellations, explain the nature of stars and the galaxy in which we live and give basic information in using binoculars and small telescopes.

Until 7 December
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 4 August, 1, 24 September, 3 November, 1-5 December)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk) (excluding 2 December)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30

Suitable for teenagers & adults


An astronomy course of 4 sessions

SESSION 1:  Introduction to the celestial sphere. A start at identifying constellations: Constellation co-ordinates.
SESSION 2:  The turning of the celestial sphere. Variations with latitude. More constellations.
SESSION 3:  The annual motion of the Sun. Constellations of the Zodiac. Rising and setting of the Sun. Earth's wobble.
SESSION 4:  The movement of the moon and planets. The visible sky. The dark side of the universe. Black holes.

Course: 1, 8, 15 & 22 October      
Time: 19:30 (until approx. 21:30)
Price: R300 (includes lecture notes, tea and certificate of attendance)   
Tickets are available from 1 August at the Iziko S A Museum’s main entrance (open daily 10:00-17:00).
Please note - numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment, don’t delay.

Please note that the Planetarium is closed for maintenance on the first Monday for the month (excluding school holidays).