Astronomy, stars and constellations, observatories and museums

The night skies here are are different to those up north. In summer, when we have clear skies most of the time we see the southern constellations - Orion, Pandora's Box, The Southern Cross and more.

When the moon is full, it is so bright, hikers take a night walk up Lion's Head. The planetarium which is close to The Company Gardens has a display of the night sky and the constellations for visitors. For a list of other local museums Google IZIKO.

The more serious star gazers might want to take a trip out to Sutherland and the observatory. Sutherland is probably the coldest place in South Africa in winter and not a lot goes on there. Which is why the observatory was built there. Sutherland is in The Karoo, which is semi desert and the landscape is totally different to Cape Town.
Picture courtesy of SA Tourism


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