Planetaria in South Africa

The Iziko: Planetarium is located within the Iziko: South African Museum in Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town. It is equipped with a Minolta Series IV projector and seats 140 people. Contact: (021 481-3900).

The Johannesburg Planetarium is situated in the grounds of the University of the Witwatersrand. It is equipped with a Zeiss projector and has seating for more than 400 persons. Contact: (011 717-1392).

The Museum of Science and Technology – Pretoria (012 322-6406) and the Unizul Science Centre in Richards Bay (035 797-3204) each operate a Starlab inflatable planetarium.

The Naval Hill Planetarium in the Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein, opened in November 2013. It is the first digital planetarium in sub-Saharan Africa and is managed by the University of the Free State in partnership with the Mangaung Metro Municipality and the Free State Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The auditorium, seating 80 adults, is integrated with the 86-year-old Lamont-Hussey Observatory. The 12-metre projection screen is complemented by a powerful sound system and multiple data projectors. Contact: Prof M J H Hoffman (051 401-2924) [ HoffmaMJ.SCIufs.ac.za ].