The WITS Planetarium in Braamfontein

Kid's Club

While it may have been there forever (well, since 1960!) the WITS Planetarium still puts on an awe-inspiring show for all ages! It really does spark your imagination – how on Earth could there not be life on other planets? When will we properly encounter beings and UFOs from outer space? ...A visit will leave you craving answers about our almighty universe!

Prices are R35 for students, scholars and seniors; R50 for adults, R180 for families; buy tickets at the door, or call to book for groups, or school bookings between 7am and 2pm, on 011 717 1394.

At the Planetarium bookshop:

The WITS Planetarium still puts on an awe-inspiring show for all ages

Sky Guide Africa South 2018
The Sky Guide is the astronomical handbook for southern Africa. Prepared annually by the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa as a reference work for the novice, amateur and professional astronomer and presents a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars in a clear and accessible way. R130*

Buy the Africa Moon 2018 Poster (also online at
Poster: R75* (size: 995 x 325mm)
Card: R14* (size: 210 x 90mm)

*excludes postage

Consider joining your kids up with the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa to support amateur hobbies of sky gazing, astronomy, astrophotography. Browse to find out more.

Diarise ScopeX – the annual telescope and astronomy expo – on 15 September 2018 now, visit to learn more about it.

Wits Planetarium, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale road, Braamfontein, 011 717 1390

Prices correct at the time of publishing.