A journey into Space and beyond

  • Posted: Oct 3, 2017

Visiting the Dome is an indescribable experience, hard to put into words. Each encounter is different.  Launching two new shows this spring, a visit to the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome takes the entire family on an exhilarating space adventure!

Bound to awe, exhilarate and excite, the shows will enthrall all space cadets, astronauts and viewers.  Tilt the new animated kids’ show takes younger planetarium adventurers on a trip into space. There they join the two main characters, Anni and Max to learn about the seasons and how they work. Discovering why sunlight hours are longer in summer than in winter, and why shadows are longer in winter.

Cosmic Collisions, a riveting family show, is a nail-biting explosive encounter that keeps everyone on the edge of their seat.  Investigating the results of gravity pulling together planets, stars, and galaxies, viewers experience the cataclysmic cosmic convergence that ended the age of the dinosaurs; gave birth to new stars, and  created conditions essential for life on Earth – the Sun's warmth, and ocean waves. Whether constructive or catastrophic, these encounters continue to affect our universe. 

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is the most technologically advanced digital full-dome theatre and research facility on the African Continent. Since re-opening its doors in May this year, has left more than 13,000 visitors in awe – amazed by the immersive multi-sensory experience that catapults one into galaxies beyond the imaginable.

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is open Tuesdays to Sundays, with special Wednesday night screenings at 7 and 8pm. Show times are updated regularlyso keep an eye on our website for details!

This digital upgrade of the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome was made possible through funding from our partners: the Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Science and Technology,

the National Research Foundation, and National Lotteries Commission, as well our academic partners, the University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

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