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Are you an educator? Would you like to book an educational visit with us? This is what you need to know:

Entrance fees:R15,00 per person for pupils and teachers

Presentation times:MondaytoFridayat09h00,10h15,11h30 and 12h45during school term (excluding Mondays).

Each presentation lasts approximately45 minutes.

Kids love Tycho! The dog that doesnt just howl at the Moon he goes there! See the planetariums favourite dog like never before with stunning new fulldome visuals.

Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his young American friends, Ruby and Michael. Learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon and features of the lunar surface. Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and watch meteors shoot across the night sky. Includes the much-loved sing-along song Dont touch!

Constellations Shooting star meteor Phases of the Moon Orbit Earth spin Day/night Craters Apollo astronauts Size of the Moon Moons surface conditions Sun a star Planets Mercury and Venus: close-up views

SUITABLE FOR PHASES: Foundation and Intermediate phases (Grade R Grade 6)

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!

Earth is a sphere Hemispheres Equator North and South Poles Temperatures at Poles and Equator Shadow lengths in different seasons Earth spins round its axis once in 24 hours one day Axis is tilted Summer solstice Earth orbits around Sun once in one year

SUITABLE FOR PHASES: Intermediate and Senior phases (Grade 4 Grade 9)

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of how they do it.

Join Sooki and Raj on an adventure to explore the human body as they use a series of fantastic instruments to peer inside complex living cells. Uncover the mystery of DNA and discover how we all began as a single, tiny cell.

Bodies consist of tiny cells Need a microscope to see cells How eye cells work to help us see Outside of cell membrane Inside cell like factory Rubbish collector lysosome Power station mitochondria Nucleus contains programme for activity DNA: code information Four simple molecules repeated genes Order of molecules holds instruction Genes determine features like hair colour Sperm and egg cells fertilization Stem cells basic cells can become any specialized cell

SUITABLE FOR PHASES: Intermediate and Senior phases (Grade 4 Grade 9)

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanitys oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos.

This stunning voyage through space and time conveys the Universe revealed to us by science, from the theories of ancient Greek astronomers to todays grandest telescopes. We travel to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars. And still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of myriads of galaxies.

Sky map Constellations History of astronomy Telescopes Space programme Space technology Solar system Planets Dwarf planets Moons

Asteroids Comets Sun Stars Galaxies Galaxy Clusters Nebulae Black holes Interactions in the universe

SUITABLE PHASES: Intermediate and senior phases and FET (Grade 4 Grade 12)

In addition to a pre-recorded show, educators can request specific topics to be explored.

Topics include: solar system life cycle of stars constellations night sky galaxies our place in the universe indigenous astronomy

*Available in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa

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