Public Shows

THE IZIKO PLANETARIUM AND DIGITAL DOME PRESENTS PUBLIC SHOWS DAILY, FROM TUESDAY TO SUNDAY (CLOSED ON MONDAYS).

DON’T MISS OUR EVENING SHOWS ON WEDNESDAYS!

 

ENTRANCE FEES:
Adults = R60
Children, SA students
& pensioners = R30


Show times
Term Time
16 Mar – 1 April 2019

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

11h00

Closed for

research

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12h00 Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet

13h00

Cosmic Collisions

Cosmic Collisions

Cosmic Collisions

Cosmic Collisions

Sky Tonight

Sky Tonight

14h00

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

15h00

The Sun -  Our Living Star

The Sun -  Our Living Star

The Sun -  Our Living Star

The Sun -  Our Living Star

The Sun -  Our Living Star

The Sun -  Our Living Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19h00

 

The Sun -  Our Living Star

 

 

 

 

20h00

 

Dream to Fly

 

 

 

 

See below for show details.

 


Perfect Little Planet

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! What if you could travel the galaxy to find that ideal place? Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travellers of all ages.

 

View trailer HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dream to fly

Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes; we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight.

When Montgolfier took to the skies in a balloon, the dream finally became reality. The Wright Brothers swept us up to the sky and started a revolution. It wasn't long before our immense and challenging dreams of soaring through the air became an everyday occurrence.

Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies — both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself.

 

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The Sun – Our Living Star

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.
It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.
The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations.
Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.
 
Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. 

 

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How do the seasons work? Why do we have longer sunlight hours in summer than in winter? Why are our shadows longer in winter than in summer? Join Annie and max for a whirlwind adventure as the explore a new angle on the world and find out more about the seasons!

 

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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.

 

View trailer HERE