Geraldine Observatory, Geraldine

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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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  • A fantastic evening of information and entertainment. Doug was a wonderful host who oozed passion for his interest in the field of astronomy. It is definitely a hidden treasure in a small rural... 
    A fantastic evening of information and entertainment. Doug was a wonderful host who oozed passion for his interest in the field of astronomy. It is definitely a hidden treasure in a small rural...  more »
  • Amazing evening, Peter was so patient teaching us what to look for in the sky. His knowledge is endless and the whole experience was fabulous 
    Amazing evening, Peter was so patient teaching us what to look for in the sky. His knowledge is endless and the whole experience was fabulous  more »
  • Cannot rave about this more. Ive done some astronomy nights around the world where you have limited time with the telescope, people running it that aren't super sure what they are on about, $8 hot... 
    Cannot rave about this more. Ive done some astronomy nights around the world where you have limited time with the telescope, people running it that aren't super sure what they are on about, $8 hot...  more »
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  • Forget paying $175 for the big observatory nearby, Peter and his equipment gives a much more personal and unique experience for seeing some of the world's darkest skies. Ask him about his discoveries and UFO sightings. He asks for a generous donation of about $25-50.
  • Extremely knowledgeable, smart and witty guy. Peter taught me a lot about astronomy, despite me having 4 years of tertiary astrophysics experience! We didn't get an opportunity to view through the telescopes much as the clouds were in the way but check the weather ahead and plan carefully.
  • We got plenty of telescope observation time, and a lovely clear night... Save your Tekapo money and check out Peter and his Observatory, he's going to show you some fantastic highlights... and you can choose what you want to see, Cassini Divison, Great Red Spot, Globular Clusters, nebulae. What a treat!
  • Very small groups, 8 people, that allows lot of time in the telescope, no rush and good knowledge from the host. The telescope is very modern and powerful. The rest if the 'facilities' could use a renovation. Is a very homey setup, tht makes it nice in a way.
  • What a great evening we had! Helped by a totally clear night we were fascinated and had our minds blown by the millions of stars we saw, planets in our solar system, Peter's insights and his incredible photography. Not only is this the best thing to do in Geraldine, but up there with our best experiences in New Zealand.

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