JANUARY 2012 MAROPENG INFORMATION
From Stargazing to the Sunday Carvery lunch, here are some of the events that will be taking place in the month of January:
January 28: Stargazing: Our Summer Sky
Explore the Universe with Maropeng’s resident astronomer, Vincent Nettman.
The Taurus-Orion region is one of the best “beginner” areas of the sky to start your astronomical journey. The Great Orion Nebula is a vast cloud of dust and gas, a “stellar nursery”, where recently four hot young stars were formed, The Seven Sisters or the Pleiades is an open cluster consisting of about 480 infant stars.
Rigel is a huge young blue giant star burning its nuclear fuels at a very fast rate. Beetle juice is a red giant star, 10 billion years old, coming to the end of its life. Discover some amazing facts about the fascinating life-cycles of the stars as we take a last look at our summer skies for this season.
Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars to participate on a beginners laser guided sky tour. The event is for adults and children and guests will meet at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel at 18:00 for welcome drinks.
Subject to weather conditions, we will observe the summer sky objects and the Moon through our range of large aperture telescopes. Guests are advised to dress warmly.
The cost of this special evening is R295 per adult and includes the stargazing presentation and a delicious three-course dinner. Guests are also able to combine the event with an overnight stay at the luxurious Maropeng boutique hotel for R1152 per person, sharing per night, which includes bed, breakfast, as well as the stargazing dinner and presentation.
January 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29: Sunday Carvery Lunch
Maropeng has launched regular Sunday Carvery lunches at the Tumulus Restaurant. The Carvery includes a choice of two roasts, salads and desserts.
Acoustic Moodz will provide entertainment as they combine the elegant sounds of guitar and marimba, setting a relaxed and unobtrusive atmosphere to laze away the afternoon.
The carvery lunch is available from 12:00 noon until 16:00 and costs R135 per head.
Please note: bookings are confirmed once paid in full and are not refundable within 72hrs of arrival.
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