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Get your ultimate star-gazing fix on this fun astronomy tour that comes to you. Discover the Maori names for constellations, scope out stars up close and marvel at the glittering beauty of the Milky Way in one of the world's most accessible Dark Sky regions.
Know your Southern Cross from your Alpha Centauri? Grab some friends or family and enjoy your own private star-studded party on this Dark Sky tour out of Wairarapa, the only mobile astronomy tour in town. Led by an award-winning astronomer, and all equipment provided, snuggle up with a hot water bottle and blankets, and prepare to scope out the sky with binoculars and high-powered telescopes. You'll be able to get thrillingly up close to the Milky Way and a million, trillion other bright stars without the hassle of having to go anywhere. Learn the Maori and western names for the stars, be dazzled by the history and science behind astronomy, and learn how to navigate by the stars.
All tours are weather dependant so have a back up date in mind when booking. Tours start 45minutes after sunset across the year and last 90 minutes. Not all objects may be available on your evening and the quality of seeing depends on the weather. Ensure you wear suitable clothing and shoes for being outside. We use no technology on the tours.
This experience runs with a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 participants.
This experience is weather dependant. In the event of thick cloud, rain, ice, snow and strong winds, the booking will be rescheduled, subject to availability.
Warm clothes and shoes are recommended.
This experience takes place in Wairarapa, North Island at a location of your choice.
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