On 8 September 2016, NASA embarked on its first asteroid-sampling mission, OSIRIS-REx, with a successful launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.Read more
Have you seen the music video for Johnny Clegg’s Take My Heart Away remix, released last year?
If not, check it out here – it’s a beautiful story of a young township boy who dreams big and aims for the stars.Read more
Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is fast becoming a popular spot for those interested in birdkind.Read more
Join us every Sunday until 7 May 2017 for a delicious carvery special!Read more
Whether you believe in the power of the stars and planets or are one of those who simply enjoys marvelling at the night sky while pondering the science of it all, the fact is that astronomy has had a very real impact on human minds.Read more
It’s time to meet your potential great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great [this goes on for several thousand lines] grand-relative.
Do you see any resemblance?Read more
In a world where tolerance seems increasingly absent, a trip to Maropeng could be a perfect opener for the school year. Here, just a 90-minute trip from the centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, children will learn that there is only one race – the human race.Read more
There’s an old Carl Sagan quote that has gained popularity over the years, and one you’ve probably come across before on this very blog: “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff.”Read more
A five-course dinner for two, an exclusive stargazing experience, a night at the exclusive Maropeng Boutique Hotel and a decadent champagne breakfast. If ever there was a list containing crucial ingredients for a memorable Valentine’s Day, this, surely, would be it.Read more
Our enormously popular monthly stargazing events are back to fill you with wonder in 2017. Join us as we look at our summer skies on Saturday 28 January.Read more