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“Kiwi Observatory”
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Kiwi Observatory
Ranked #11 of 19 things to do in Timaru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is an excellent spot and being in town (Timaru), so handy to just pop in and enjoy the company of the hosts,Robert and Heather McTague.
The Kiwi Obseratory is an insperation to visitors to have a go at building one of these,as I'm sure a set of plans might be available to anyone interested.
I have been to viewings several times and found this group very helpful.

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

My daughter and I first visited the Kiwi Observatory on an open night and we really enjoyed the opportunity to view many night sky objects with welcoming and enthusiastic hosts Robert and Heather. My daughter was very impressed with the sight of Saturn and its rings and went back for several more looks! Well worth arranging a visit if you are interested in the night sky.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2016
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