Creativity - humankind’s most defining characteristic

  • April 26, 2016 | Quathar Jacobs | Category: News

Has the human species always been able to fabricate new and original ideas, or was our prehistoric ancestor incapable of creativity?

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Stephen Hawking leads the charge to the stars

  • April 25, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

A new plan to reach our next nearest star system has just been announced.

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What’s on at Maropeng?

  • April 20, 2016

What’s on at Maropeng? In short: a lot. Join us for lunches, dinners and evenings gazing at the stars over the next few weeks.

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Galileo and the planets

  • April 01, 2016 | Category: News

In 1609, Galileo Galilei, became the first modern-day scientist when he turned his telescope towards the heavens. What did Galileo “see” that changed the way we humans perceive our universe? How much has our knowledge of cosmology progressed since Galileo’s time?

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Our favourite Instagram photos from our visitors

  • March 31, 2016 | Zimkhitha Sulelo | Category: News

With so much history and natural beauty in the Maropeng region, visitors find it hard not to take pictures. We don’t blame them.

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Forthcoming runs in the Cradle of Humankind

  • March 15, 2016 | Zimkhitha Sulelo

With its natural beauty and glorious views, the Cradle of Humankind is a popular choice for sporting events, from mountain biking to trail runs and marathons.

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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Maropeng this year

  • March 09, 2016 | Category: News

This Easter Sunday, we’ve got everything you’ll need to make it an exceptional day out in the Cradle of Humankind this Easter Sunday.

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The best brunch spots in the Cradle of Humankind

  • March 09, 2016 | Zimkhitha Sulelo | Category: News

The Cradle of Humankind stretches over 47 000 hectares and features many interesting historical sites worth visiting – when you tackle them, you’re going to need some sustenance along the way.

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The pursuit of Curiosity

  • March 08, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

In our day-to-day lives, we tend to take a lot for granted. Take this very blog post, for instance. The fact that you are reading it on a computer or mobile screen from anywhere in the world, thanks to the internet, involves wondrously complicated technologies that just quietly work without us thinking too much about it.

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VIDEO – Find your place in the universe on Saturday 12 March

  • March 02, 2016 | Category: News

Join us on 12 March for our next stargazing event with our resident astronomer, Vincent Nettmann, as he takes us on a 15-billion light-year journey from Earth to the extreme edge of the known universe.

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