February 25: Stargazing: Living amongst the stars

  • February 03, 2012

The telescope has revolutionised science and astronomy. From the moment a telescope was turned towards the heavens, it became an instrument with which to judge our origins and our fate.

The stars hold many stories about how the universe began. In this event, Maropeng’s resident astronomer Vincent Nettmann will reveal how the stars are related to the origins of humankind on Earth.

The evening begins at 18h00 with welcome drinks and snacks on the Tumulus deck where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Cradle of Humankind as the sun sets.

The stargazing presentation will be followed by a buffet dinner. Remember to bring binoculars so you can participate in this laser-guided sky tour. Subject to weather conditions, you will be able to observe the summer sky objects and the moon through a range of large aperture telescopes. Children are welcome and guests are advised to dress warmly.

Guests can also combine this special event with an overnight stay at the luxurious Maropeng boutique hotel for a special rate.

For more information on costs, bookings and essential requirements, email media@maropeng.co.za or call us on (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za and click on shop to make a booking.


COMPILED ON BEHALF OF MAROPENG BY CATHY FINDLEY PUBLIC RELATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NICOLLE KAIRUZ ON (011) 463 6372 OR  NICOLLE@FINDLEYPR.CO.ZA.

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