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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
28 Kiwi Drive | Highfield, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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...More
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...More
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.
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....More
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...More
One of NZ's best little observatories here in Timaru City. Robert and Heather have built this up over the last couple of years and are a very enthusiastic couple willing to share the skies objects with anyone who is interested to learn and enjoy the...More
Great learning experience about our night sky, Fun to see how amateur astronomy is done. Knowledgeable hosts took good care of everyone and answered questions about the objects we saw. Using the telescopes was primo.