Star Gazing At Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Sat Jun 24, 17:00 - Sat Jun 24, 20:00
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Thank you to everyone who has already purchased tickets to this event. The maximum number of participants has been reached. Bookings are now closed.
Friends of Kloofendal in association with the West Rand Astronomy Club will be hosting their annual ‘Star gazing in the Kloof’ at Kloofendal Nature Reserve on 24th June 2023 from 5pm to 8pm, a family event for young and old!
What to expect on the night of 24th June
Entrance to the event will open at 16:45. Here you will get red cellophane and an elastic band to cover your torch/ cell phone with. Bright lights affect your night vision and by covering torches and cell phones with red cellophane it helps to minimise the effect. Please meet at the “Sun” jungle gym for the Planet Walk at 17:00. Ask at the entrance for directions. Depending on the number of people there may be 2 walks. At 18:00 there will be a presentation by one of the WRAC members in the Eco Centre. After the presentation there will be telescopes setup in the amphitheatre. Please follow the instructions of the person at the telescope as this is very sensitive equipment.
Please bring the following:
- Your ticket.
- A torch.
- Layers of warm clothing as it gets really cold.
The Live It Church will be there selling food and drinks. Dress warmly and bring a torch. Red cellophane (to reduce the light) will be provided at the entrance. For more information please contact Friends Of Kloofendal on (079) 693-5608.
Funds raised go towards conservation and community projects at Kloofendal Nature Reserve, and the development of astronomy on the Westrand. Please note that this event is limited to 250 participants. This event to go ahead regardless of the weather.
The West Rand Astronomy club
The West Rand Astronomy club was founded by a group led by Kenny Nevill and Gerhard Koekemoer in 2008 who realised the need for a platform on the West Rand for enthusiasts to get together and share their knowledge and experience. The focus being on outreach, accommodating all levels of knowledge of the night sky.
The Club has a Facebook page (West Rand Astronomy Club) and hosts WhatsApp groups on various astronomy related topics. In addition the club has meetings once a month, either virtual or in person as well as star parties. All are welcome, young and old, from novice to professional.
For more information please go to www.wrac.org.za
Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Friends of Kloofendal is a non-profit organisation, founded in August 2002. The organisation focuses upon environment and community projects and activities within Kloofendal Nature Reserve. FrOK consists of dedicated guides and volunteers who use their wide variety of knowledge to promote conservation through guided walks, educational events and school programmes. Projects include alien invasive plant eradication, bird hide maintenance and historical gold mine maintenance.
For more information please go to www.KloofendalFriends.org.za
Food & Drink Will Be On Sale
The Live It Church will be raising fund through the sale of the following
- Pancakes R5
- Pancake Combo 5 for R20
- Curry & Rice R45
- Borewors Rolls R30
- Hotdogs R20
- Coffee & Tea R15
- Hot Chocolate & Cuppachino R20
- Still Water & Sparkling Water R10
Card facilities are available.for purchases above R50..