We’ve mapped the elements of life in our galaxy

  • January 16, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

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.”

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Book a romantic getaway at Maropeng this Valentine’s Day

  • January 13, 2017 | Category: News

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.

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Join us for our first stargazing event of the year

  • January 12, 2017 | Category: News

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.

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Scientists locate a radio signal from deep space

  • January 05, 2017 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

Scientists have, for the first time ever, located the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating “fast radio burst” from more than 3-billion light years away.

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Things to do with kids in the Cradle of Humankind

  • December 20, 2016 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999 because of its global significance as the richest source of hominin fossils in the world. The 47 000ha site contains a complex of limestone caves where the fossils have been found. But an eye on human evolution is not the only reason to visit. Pack the kids in the car and drive just 90 minutes from Johannesburg or Pretoria to enjoy some of these activities.

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Tiny fossil hunter a rising star

  • December 14, 2016 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

A doll-sized fossil hunter has emerged from the Rising Star cave complex in the Cradle of Humankind with her own 3D-printed copy of a fossil, says palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger.

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Maropeng opens new temporary exhibition: Dinosaurs of the Veld

  • December 08, 2016 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

Maropeng is proud to announce the launch of a new temporary exhibition, Dinosaurs of the Veld: Meet South Africa’s Ruling Reptiles, in its brand-new exhibition space.

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Explore our summer skies at our monthly stargazing

  • December 05, 2016 | Category: News

Our monthly stargazing event, and the final event for the year, will be taking place on Saturday, 10 December.

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A timeous reminder about our plans to get off this planet

  • November 11, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

With a sudden rise in interest coming from current events, let’s do a quick check-in on where we are with our efforts to send humans into space.

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Join us for our African Christmas Festival

  • November 09, 2016 | Category: News

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this festive season, look no further than Maropeng’s African Christmas Festival.

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