Geraldine Observatory, Geraldine

4.9
Must see · Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
A private observatory, Geraldine Observatory features an HD Edge telescope and others. The owner's main interest remains hunting for super nova and sharing the joy of observing and studying the night sky with the general public. Consider dropping by to deepen your understanding of the sky and astronomy with a host boasting decades of experience. Please check out the website for more details. Make Geraldine Observatory a part of your Geraldine vacation plans using our Geraldine trip itinerary planning app.
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  • What a wonderful hidden gem! Behind a typical NZ home, Peter has built and operates an amazing observatory that is on par with the best in the world. His knowledge of astronomy is deep and his.....  more »
  • We had a great time sharing Peter's infectious enthusiasm for astronomy. The evening was an absolute delight.  more »
  • It was just a stunning experience! We, 2 guys from Germany, been there a few months ago quite spontaneous and could just book via phone call which was a really good start with such a friendly person.....  more »
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  • Paul is a great and very informative host/ guide to the stars.
  • Peter is such a l lovely and knowledgeable old man who told us a lot about astronomy and let us explore the sky with two of his giant telescopes. We were quite lucky with the sky and were able to see nebulas, the famous jewel box and many more beautiful sky objects. His volunteering commitment to support astronmic research is impressive and with every word he explains, you hear his passion for this science. A simply wonderful night with some other nice and interested people. Clear recommendations.
  • Very interesting. Informative and patient guide who was happy to answer all of our many questions
  • Peter brings the heavens to life. Definitely worth seeking him out if you are passing through Geraldine.
  • Very Nice man with heaps of knowledge, had a great time here and saw the moon, Orion, etc like I've never seen before. Definitely worth the visit!

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