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Johannesburg Planetarium

Johannesburg Planetarium
The Johannesburg Planetarium is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The history of the planetarium started as far back as 1956. With the assistance of the manufacturers and many negotiations, the committee succeeded in buying the projector from the City Council of Hamburg. As part of the deal, the projector was dismantled and renovations and improvements on the instrument were started immediately. The Johannesburg City Council took over further negotiations and the projector was sold to the University of the Witwatersrand. This was used as a public amenity and for the students. In 1960 the planetarium was complete and it opened its doors to the public.

The planetarium is popular amongst locals, schools, universities and visitors from all around the world. There are many shows where you can enjoy watching the sky. The shows are enjoyed by the whole family of all ages. Be sure to book your tickets, you won't be disappointed.

Directions from Pretoria:
Take the Ben Schoeman highway (M1) to Johannesburg
Take the Empire Road off-ramp
At the T-junction at the end of the off-ramp, turn right into Empire road
Move to the left-hand lane
Just before the traffic lights, take the slip-road to the left into Yale Road
You will pass through WITS Traffic Control - tell them you are going to the Planetarium
Drive past the Planetarium on your left, and turn left at the circle onto East Campus
Take the next turn left and proceed down to the Planetarium.

Directions from the South
Take the M1 to Johannesburg
Take the Smit Street off-ramp
Turn left into Smit Street
Take the first left into Eendracht Street
Drive up to the first set of traffic lights and turn left into De Korte Street
Go to the right-hand lane
Pass straight through the traffic lights into Yale Road
At WITS Traffic Control tell them that you are going to the Planetarium
Pass through the Amic Deck traffic lights
Turn right onto East Campus at the circle
Take the first left turn, which will take you down to the Planetarium.

For more information, contact 011-717-1309. School groups are welcome.

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