VISIT CAPE TOWN

We are happy to announce we will beginning Open Nights again shortly. Due to COVID-19 Regulations booking is compulsory and space is limited to 40 individuals.Please note that from 1 March 2022, all individuals over 12 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to gain access to the SAAO facilities in both Cape Town and Sutherland. This is in keeping with the NRF Guidelines which strives to provide a safe working environment for all employees.

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

SAAO’s headquarters are found 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. 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 the McClean and other telescopes set up for the night.

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SAAO Cape Town Open Night

May 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SOLD OUT! This week's talk: Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay 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…

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