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Great night about astronomy

Unfortunately we did not get a clear night for stargazing. However the tour was still great with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Spent a delightful evening with Peter. His welcome, friendliness and knowledge made for a truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Geraldine Observatory is one of New Zealands best private observatories. Operated by Peter and Wyn Aldous, the observatory has a 14 inch, six inch refractor, four inch triplit refractor, all mounted on a Paramont ME mount in a large roll on roll off...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
22 Macdonald Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 7337
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we did not get a clear night for stargazing. However the tour was still great with a presentation from Peter. It was lovely to see Peter's passion for teaching others about astronomy and showing the amazing photos that he and others have taken. Would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a delightful evening with Peter. His welcome, friendliness and knowledge made for a truly memorable evening. We were enthralled with Peter’s talk, the videos and the experience of seeing through the telescope. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Guiotto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve just spent a fantastic evening in Peter’s company. He’s incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and entertaining. Over the course of several hours we learned about how telescopes work, what’s involved in photographing the night sky, supernova, comets and meteorites, NASA and much more. We discussed whether...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rang Peter as we wanted to get some genuine star gazing experience. We did not get disappointed, his knowledge is mind blowing and I was happy to see my partner finally being able to talk about astronomy with someone that knows a lot about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zoltan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an incredible experience at the Geraldine Observatory with Peter! It is a truly unique and breathtaking experience - definitely tops any observatory I've been to. We began the night by learning about how all of Peter's advanced technology works, even getting a chance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

What a great way to spend the first night of the year. We thoroughly enjoyed Peter's master class in astronomy and photography, and when the clouds finally cleared up we managed to see some very cool stuff with his gear. Not to be missed!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chufina
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Time spent with Peter was wonderful. He took us through some spectacular pictures of the universe and gave us very deep and meaningful insight into the mysteries of the milky way. Even though the weather did not permit us to view the stars, however we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We stumble upon this Observatory ftom a poster in our campground. Do not miss the opportunity to go. Peter was so passionate. He showed a great movie of photos and then we went outside to use the telescope. I was worried about cloud but it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Came to Peter’s observatory on 29 nov 2018 evening. It was a cloudy hence, Peter couldn’t show us the stars with his equipment and of course, he showed us the presentation slides. I felt this is the best place to get to know more about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlyAly
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We were pretty gutted to have come on a cloudy night, but Peter gave us an extremely informative presentation about the photos that he had taken using his high-powered telescopes. We enjoyed every bit of it and I recommend every person who grew up reading...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jo R
4 February 2019|
Response from Discover769257 | Reviewed this property |
I donated $50, because I went alone and he still took the time to show me everything. He said the usual amount is less than that.
16 October 2018|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry - yes I am open every evening - please email me and I will advise further Regards, Peter