Star gazing sessions are presented almost every night throughout the year. Remember to "dress up for the occasion". Evenings are cool so in order for you to enjoy the program more thoroughly, being warmly dressed is essential.
Please always confirm the starting times when booking for Star Gazing and note the show is two hours long. You as the star gazer are first treated with an indoor presentation on a three meter size screen with explanations of the constellations and size of the universe. A short DVD about Sutherland is also shown. Astronomy related posters and books including Wayne Mitchell's STAR GAZER'S DEEP SPACE ATLAS will be on display.
Once you are outside, Jurg uses a very powerful laser to point out the stars and different constellations as well as to teach you hoe to find South with the aid of the Southern Cross and Magellan clouds before looking physically through one of the five telescopes.
The TOP most spectacular deep space objects are shown to you by your host astronomers Jurg Wagner and team.
Gazing at glittering star clusters, gigantic star forming gas clouds (nebulae) and distant galaxies through the sensitive eye of our large telescopes is certain to leave you awestruck at the splendor of our night sky!
These deep space objects have been carefully selected by Wayne Mitchell, author of the STAR GAZER'S DEEP SPACE ATLAS OUTDOOR VIEWING, SOUTH AFRCIA to provide you as the guest star gazer with the most memorable experience.
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