Weekend courses

Stargazing course

Looking at the night sky can be more than just gazing in awe. You will learn when the best times for stargazing are, where to look, what to find.

This is the first course in our beginner series.


The Introduction to Astronomy Course covers the basics of astronomy so that when you are looking at the night sky, you’ll know what you are looking at.

We recommend this course as the next step from the stargazing course.

telescope course

Are you planning to buy a telescope?
Do you know what to get? What size of telescope to choose? What about the type? Eyepieces? Adaptors? Where to buy them from?
All these scary questions and many more will be discussed over our course.

Astrophotography course

Have you ever wanted to reproduce your own amazing shots of the night sky like the Hubble Space Telescope? Have you ever thought about astrophotography but not sure where to start, then this is the course for you.

did you know?
  • Wairarapa is one of the darkest places in New Zealand
  • You can take action against light pollution by simply pulling the curtains at night
  • Only 20% of the nearest 100 stars are visible to the naked eye.

Nothing. Nothing more mysterious or more beautiful than the stars in the sky.

The Aeronauts.


We believe the night sky is for everyone to enjoy. Venture with us beyond Earth!