PLEASE NOTE: HartROA is not conducting any school tours until further notice. NO BOOKINGS can be made until further notice.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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:

  • Watch a slide show on a range of astronomy- and space-related subjects
  • Get a close-up view of the 26-metre diameter radio telescope in action - the only one in Africa
  • See the Satellite Laser Ranger in action
  • Tell the time using the Sun
  • Use an Earth globe to learn about the Earth in Space
  • Launch water/air rockets to learn about basic principles of physics
  • Set up a scale model of the Solar System to learn about the planets
  • Use an orrery to see why we have day, night and the seasons
  • Take a "trip to the Moon"
  • See how the Moon orbits the Earth and how they both orbit the Sun
  • Use a telescope to project an image of the Sun to look for sunspots
  • Make a star finder for identifying stars and constellations
  • At night use binoculars and telescopes to look at planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies (weather permitting).

Day visits: up to 60 children and adults.