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Cape Town Open Nights

The SAAO’s headquarters are in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory on the site of the former Royal Observatory. The historic building is recognised as a National Heritage Site, and houses administration facilities, offices, and the SAAO library.

You are welcome to visit the SAAO in Cape Town on SAAO Open Nights, on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. Please book a tour below.

All Open Nights include a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics, and an introduction to the historic McClean telescope, the observatory museum, and the library. If the weather is clear, there will be a chance for stargazing using telescopes set up for the night.

Please email enquiries@saao.ac.za if you have any queries regarding bookings for Cape Town Open Nights.

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SAAO Cape Town Open Night

Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: Rudi Kuhn The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: Marisa Geyer The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

14th Jan 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

28th Jan 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

11th Feb 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

SAAO Cape Town Open Night

25th Feb 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This week's talk: TBC The SAAO Open Nights in Cape Town take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00. All Open Nights will start with a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics. Then, visitors will be given an introduction…

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