SAAO Open Night

Sat Aug 13, 20:00 - Sat Aug 13, 22:00
SAAO Cape Town


You are welcome to visit the SAAO in Cape Town on SAAO Open Nights, on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00.

All Open Nights include a presentation on topics of astronomy or physics, and an introduction to the historic McClean telescope, the observatory museum, and the library. If the weather is clear, there will be a chance for stargazing using the McClean and other telescopes set up for the night.

Due to COVID-19 Regulations bookings are compulsory and space will be limited to 40 individuals.

Please note that from 1 March 2022, all individuals over 12 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to gain access to the SAAO facilities in both Cape Town and Sutherland. This is in keeping with the NRF Guidelines which strives to provide a safe working environment for all employees.

Please email [email protected] if you have any queries regarding bookings and tours for Cape Town Open Nights.

Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


SAAO Open Night
SAAO Cape Town
1 Observatory Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
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