Astronomy is looking up!

Our solar neighbourhood is an exciting place. The Solar System is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, minor planets, and many other exciting objects.


South Africa has been awarded the siting of the SKA in tandem with Australia. Very exciting!

Mission MEERKAT

Click on this image to download Mission MEERKAT, A Cartoon Series.

Square Kilometre Array Radio TelescopeFind out everything you wanted to know about the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope – or SKA, by clicking HERE

Click on this image to download Mission MEERKAT

A Cartoon Series, available HERE


The Mars Rover – Curiosity

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, which successfully landed Curiosity, a Mars rover, in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. The overall objectives include investigating Mars’ habitability, studying its climate and geology, and collecting data for a manned mission to Mars. The rover carries a variety of scientific instruments designed by an international team.
How was it done? What aspects must be considered when landing a rover on Mars?
CLICK HERE to view the video explaining the process in detail.

Will.i.am song ‘Reach for the Stars’ to be played on Mars

A pop song by Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am will be the first song from earth ever to be broadcast from another planet. The singer announced on his Twitter feed that his new song ‘Reach for the Stars’ will be played by Nasa’s Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in July this year. Will.i.am has worked in the past with Nasa on his i.am.angel Foundation which develops science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics intiatives.
Listen to the song by clicking on the video below: