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Stargazers Astronomy Tours

Stargazing tours offered for casual visitors and house guests provide an excellent introduction to southern night sky from our dark sky site. Research grade telescope in rotating dome viewing of planets, stars and galaxies. Daytime tours available.

Stargazing tours offered for casual visitors and house guests last about 1 1/2 hours and provide and excellent introduction to our beautiful southern night sky from our dark sky site.

Visitors start on our viewing deck and first learn to identify several constellations and bright stars using the bright green laser pointer. They then move into the rotating dome with the research grade 14″ Celestron CGE Pro telescope to view, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and the moon in detail.

Children can operate the rotating dome and learn how stars are born and die. Hold meteorites older than the earth, examine dinosaur fossils and mineral specimens. Hear Morepork owls and maybe Kiwis calling. Special daytime tours are available to view sunspots.

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Stargazers Astronomy Tours

392 SH 25
Kuaotunu Whitianga
New Zealand

Upcoming Events

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    From 30th December 2023
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    23rd December at 7PM
    Let’s celebrate the reason for the season together. Christmas Carols at The Family, 23rd December 7PM to 8PM.

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