The Naval Hill Planetarium was established in the old Lemont Hussey Observatory. After the closure of the astronomical observatory the buildings were refurbished and used by PACOFS as the Observatory Theater. When the site became available again it was envisioned to turn it into a Planetarium. After many years of hard work and patience the newly refurbished buildings were opened in 2013 as the Naval Hill Planetarium. The first digital planetarium in Africa south of the Sahara.

A more complete history of this remarkeble observatory and its transformation and impact on Bloemfontein and the World can be found here.


General enquiries: Yolandie Loots

T: +27 51 401 9751

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