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School and Group Visits to HartRAO


Why visit HartRAO ?

What happens during visits ?

The content of each visit is tailored to the needs and interests of the visiting group. When you book a visit we will ask you about your group so that we can tailor activities to suit you. On a visit you could, for example:

How many people can come?

Day visits: up to 60 children and adults.
We can handle a maximum of one busload of 60 at a time. To maintain the quality of the experience we will not accept more than one busload / 60 persons at a time.

Evening visits: up to 60 children and adults.
To maintain the quality of the experience we will not accept more than one busload / 60 persons.

Overnight visits: up to 30 children and 6 adults.
To maintain the quality of the experience we will not accept more than this number.

Minimum group size: 20. We suggest that small groups join the public visits.

What does it cost?

Visitor Time of Day Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
learners
day
R25
R25
R40
learners
evening
R35
R45
R45
learners
overnight
R40
R50
R55
adults
day
R40
R40
R50
adults
evening
R50
R55
R55
adults
overnight
R55
R60
R65
Entrance fees per person for visits to HartRAO

Payment:

Payment may be made in advance by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Alternatively, on arrival payment can be by cash (preferred) or cheque.
We are not able to accept payment by credit card.

Notes:

When can we visit ?

What facilities are there for visitors ?

The Visitors Centre has:

What to bring for day visits:

What to bring for evening or overnight visits:

Do NOT bring:

Radio transmitters

Please switch off all radio transmitters while visiting HartRAO.

This includes cellphones, bluetooth hands free kits, computer wifi radio networking, walky-talkies etc. These interfere with the operation of the radio telescope.

Where is HartRAO?

Click here for directions and a map.

Who to contact?

Science Awareness team (aware@hartrao.ac.za)

phone: (012) 301-3100
fax: (012) 301-3300
post: HartRAO, PO Box 443,Krugersdorp 1740, South Africa.
World Wide Web: http://www.hartrao.ac.za

Picture Gallery

Click on the pictures to see larger versions.
Rocket launching optical telescope
Energy and forces in action - launching
an air/water rocket at a science camp.
Observing the Moon at sunset - boys from
Athlone Boys High School, Johannesburg
Orrery Turntable
An orrery demonstrates why we have seasons to the
Tirelong Intermediate School, Rustenburg
Using a turntable to find out whether a
collapsing star spins faster or slower -
Radford House School, Johannesburg

telescope control room
How does a radio telescope work?
Tirelong Intermediate School
children find out.
What do radio signals from the telescope sound like?