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We offer science courses in stargazing, introduction to astronomy, telescope courses and astrophotography. These are held mostly every Saturday from 2:00PM to 6:00PM and are followed by a Star Safari by the Henge with our astronomy educators.

Our Mars exhibition opened on the 15th of November 2020. This is the first permanent Mars exhibition in New Zealand. We look forward to seeing you here for all these events.


About mars

We have partnered with New Zealand Astrobiology Network and the Phoenix Astronomical Society to produce a Mars exhibition. Watch this space or sign up to our newsletter.

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school programmes

We offer science and history of astronomy and space lectures and overnight stay.


We offer courses in astronomystargazing astrophotography and telescopes.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos.

We also offer stargazing and private tours.

“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now, that’s a question.” 

― Neil Gaiman, Stardust