Kiwi Observatory

Kiwi Observatory, Timaru: Address, Phone Number, Kiwi Observatory Reviews: 5/5

Kiwi Observatory
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Kiwi Observatory is a private observatory. Our observatory has a dome on a sliding roof, allowing us the ability to use different telescopes. Home to a 12 inch and 11 inch telescopes on computer controlled mounts. we also have other telescopes which we use outside depending on the number of visitors. Solar observing of the sun during the day can also be arranged on request, using special H-Alpha solar telescope. We ask for a donation only (details on our website and when booking) which goes to the up keep of the equipment. We look forward to showing you the night sky and providing informative tour.
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1-2 hours
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K2 Kelley
Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
Wow!
Mar 2019
The skies that seemed so distant were brought close with their telescopes! While the observatory is in a residential neighbourhood, it is really well done. We learned so much that evening and had a clear night which gave us much to observe. Certainly a treat and well worth our time.
Written 5 April 2019
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Aldis R
6 contributions
Perfect
Mar 2019 • Couples
First time I was in observatory. Enjoyed that that’s not a commercial place, but own made. Learned a lot information about stars, galaxies, planets etc. If you’re in Timaru I suggest.
Written 2 March 2019
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thomas calcott
1 contribution
terrible
Jan 2019 • Family
this place was terrible nothing there could hardly see anything not very friendly expensive not worth it.
Written 20 January 2019
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Marcelo R
1 contribution
Fantastic evening
Oct 2018 • Family
We have a great family time at Kiwi observatory. The staff is great and friendly. We really recommend it.
Written 8 October 2018
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Mollie E
7 contributions
23rd Birthday star gazing !
Jul 2018 • Friends
We had a small group of 5 people and we had the best night - despite the cold ! Beautiful clear night - the warm and friendly hosts have a lot of knowledge about the night sky and blew all our minds with facts upon facts ! The telescopes were really cool ! Thanks so much for a great night :)
Written 14 July 2018
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Mauri M
16 contributions
Stunning!
Jun 2018 • Friends
It's a lovely (self made) observatory in their backyard.
You'll get to look at Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and heaps of starclusters. It's so interesting to see how many things are up there in the sky. They show you a few movies and self shot photos of stars and planets and explain to you everything about stars, planets and so on!

Thank you so much for this stunning experience!
I enjoyed it so much!
Written 3 June 2018
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Passenger362404
1 contribution
wonderful evening
Mar 2018 • Couples
We loved our hours at the kiwi observatory. enthusiastic hosts and we learnt a lot as well as observing many phenomena in the night sky
Written 29 March 2018
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Brenda M
Carlisle, UK55 contributions
My first look through a telescope
Jan 2018 • Friends
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable couple have this set up in their garden. Spent a very interesting 2 hours being shown how it works and looking at what can be seen.
I now know what some of the points of light in the sky are.
Written 10 January 2018
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Dennis L
1 contribution
Amazing host. Cool en Nice experience
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were very welcome at the home were the observstory is. We saw so many items and they explain everthing. Also we saw a lot of famous stars (jewel box, saturn and even another Galaxy!). It was an amazing evening. The host are super friendly. Definitely recommend it!
Written 4 October 2017
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John C
Shropshire, UK82 contributions
Unique!
Oct 2016 • Couples
We went, not knowing what to expect. What we got was a fascinating 2 hours with 2 very enthusiastic amateur astronomers using high-grade telescopes in an observatory built in the front garden of their suburban home! We viewed Mars, the Moon, and several star clusters many light years beyond our galaxy. Richard and Heather's passion for the stars is contagious. We would not have missed the evening for anything. There is no admission fee - they ask for a donation. If you're anywhere near Timaru, this is a must-see!
Written 14 October 2016
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