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Came to Peter’s observatory on 29 nov 2018 evening. It was a cloudy hence, Peter couldn’t show us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Excellent and informative presentation even though we didn’t manage to look through the telescope due to a cloudy night

We were pretty gutted to have come on a cloudy night, but Peter gave us an extremely informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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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 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Geraldine Observatory through TripAdvisor and read a couple of the reviews and decided we didn't want to miss a chance to visit Peter. It was a very warm welcome. Peter is such a nice guy and we learned so incredibly much in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We were pretty gutted that we picked the worst night ever as it was raining so didn't get to look through the telescopes. However, we decided we would still go and experience Peter's wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. Peter is warm, charming and his enthusiasm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This is the best experience for us. We feel like we learn from our family. He has a lot of experience and he made the science interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I visited Peter's observatory alone and I was lucky the sky was clear and I could look into his telescope and discover Saturn, Moon, Mars and distant galaxies! Peter is an amateur so he only asks for a donation, but bear in mind that observatories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Peter totally knows how to make the experience unforgettable. We had an oppurtunity to see Jupiter, Saturn and Mars through telescope. Also saw few constellations and heard about brief history of them. Totally recommend to visit his observatory. The host is very kind and enjoys...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

As a family of five including 5 year old twins we found Peter a wonderful host, dealing with all the questions and helping the young ones to get the most out of their telescope time. For a couple of hours we got an inkling of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 4, 2018

A great night out! Went with some mates and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Host Peter is super knowledgeable and very excited about the night sky. We say Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune through the telescope and some really beautiful and mind blowing star clusters....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chris w
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Very good communication. Easy to find on google maps. Very detailed and informative. Host was very knowledgable and catered to our 4 and 6 year old. Suitable for all ages. Maybe a little more guidance around a suitable donation would be helpful. I feel my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 16, 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