A great site for astronomy lovers. Really enjoyed the show.
Wow. What a spectacular place. Sooooooooooooooo much information. A few interactive things to do and a "classroom" type setting for young ones to learn. The room where you go to see the night sky and learn a little about the stars etc is a must
This was our first visit to the Observatory, although we've lived here for years. We enjoyed it. The exhibition is interesting and I could go through it again - plenty of interesting content. I particularly liked the library and telescope room - history fans will be fascinated by both. The show was great, as was the tour around the night... More
Very good, newly installed exhibit where you can see pictures of planets, other galaxies, etc. There's a large telescope, which I wish was open for public use every day. And educational and inspiring movies.
We're lucky to have this observatory in the heart of the city - skies are clear, production and information evenings are great - not particularly the most stunning in the world, but taking the kids to learn about the solar system and to view planets through telescopes, gives them a whole new perspective.
Crikey, what an amazing amount of informsation in here. Quick ride up on cable car in howling wind, but amazing views enroute. Lots of exhibits available to touch and the show of stars in the night sky topped it off. Comfy seats semi reclined where you looked up into a large dome. An excellent brief overview was given of popular... More
lots of interesting information and clearly presented. The first half of the show -about space weather was interesting. The second half, about groups of stars we found plain boring to anyone who has ever seen Orion before.
What a cool wee setup - it has a neat planetarium that does great shows, plus there's always exhibitions and some evenings you can also check out their giant telescope which is verily neat indeed
The best introduction to the Southern Sky. Compact yet chock full of creative, highly informative exhibits. Well worth a few hours of your day atop Wellington.
We visited in December 2011. The museum displays are quite simple yet informative, probably more suited to children. The planetarium show was the wildest weather in the solar system which runs approx 25 minutes followed by a 10 minute show of what can be seen in the skies over New Zealand. There is a small giftshop for souvenirs. The observatory... More
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