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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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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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What an ancient wildebeest teaches us about fossils and evolution

  • February 26, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Not one to blow its own trumpet, an ancient wildebeest species called the rusingoryx has amazed palaeontologists with its unusually-shaped nasal cavity.

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Take a closer look at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel

  • February 24, 2016 | Category: News

Just a short walk from the Maropeng visitor centre is the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.

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We’ve been wrong about astronomical geometry this entire time

  • February 18, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

A recent discovery of an ancient Babylonian tablet has revealed that our ability to accurately predict the movement of celestial bodies dates back way further than we thought, suggesting that there is more to be learned about ancient scientific knowledge.

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Our favourite Instagram photos from our visitors

  • February 16, 2016 | Category: News

The oldest examples of human art are cave paintings that date back some 40 000 years. The invention of photography happened around 200 years ago. And in the last few years, photo-sharing app Instagram has become one of the most popular ways to share images with others around the world.

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