Fermi Symposium 2020

             ​ 11-16 April 2021

Ninth International Fermi Symposium-Hybrid

Location: Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa

For scientific information & abstract submission visit the

NASA Goddard website

Registration and Payment:  

Important Dates:
         2019 Nov 01 - Abstracts Due
         2019 Nov 07 - Early Registration Deadline
         2019 Dec 11 - Regular Registration Deadline
         2020 Jan 23 - Late Registration Deadline
         2020 Jan 23 - Late Posters Deadline

Please noteRegistration and accommodation fees are charged for the full duration of the conference (5 nights) at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa.

Please fill in the google form to confirm your abstract submission:


Hotel & Local Information:

The 9th Fermi Symposium will be held at the Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa.

Address: 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa.

Phone: (+27) 11 950 6000 or 0861 732 237. 


Visa Information:

Citizens from most countries do not require a visa to visit South Africa. For more information on which countries do not require a visa you can click the following link: Visa Information

For more information on which countries do require a visa you can click the following link: Visa Information

To request a Visa Letter please click the link below:

Request visa letter



Click on the image below for directions to Misty Hills.

GPS Coordinates: S 26° 01.734' - E 27° 51.407' 


Expected weather:

It can be expected to have temperatures between a low of approximately 9°C and a high of approximately 26°C. Sunny with the possibility of some clouds each day having a 25-50% chance of rain in the afternoon. To have an idea of the weather as we approach the date you can click here.


Sunrise: 6:14 AM
Sunset: 6:14 PM
Duration: 12:00 hr


Travel Information:




O.R Tambo International Airport to Misty Hills Conference centre

For car rental take a look at the following car rental companies: Avis, Thrifty car rental, Europcar, Hertz, Bidvest car rental, Budget, First car rental.

If you would prefer to catch an Uber the fee from O.R. Tambo to Misty Hills for an UberX is expected to be ~R558-739.

Use the Uber app or contact them for a ride here.

Alternatively, you can contact Tshuku's Transport and Tours South Africa. They can provide transport from O.R Tambo to Misty Hills Conference Centre with the following options of transport:

Sedan (1-3 pax) R450.00

H1 (4-7 Pax) R850.00



There are some direct flights to O.R. Tambo from the following Cities: New York (JFK), Atlanta (ATL), Paris (CDG), London (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), Munick (MUC), Perth (PER), Brazil (GRU). Click here to check for some direct flights by typing in your city.

Sightseeing Activities and Excursion:

For some more information on sightseeing activities click here.

You are welcome to do your own site seeing at your own cost, however, if you decide to participate in the official excursion it will be R1000 per person (for payment please refer to Registration and Accommodation page) and will follow the schedule below:

The group will leave Misty Hills at 11H00 and travel to the Sterkfontein Caves for a tour. The group will then go to HartRAO to enjoy their lunch and a short tour of the Observatory. After lunch the group will travel to the Lion & Rhino park and after a visit at the park, the group will return to be back at Misty Hills by 17H00.

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