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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  • What better time to visit the Geraldine Observatory than in the middle of the day, and raining at that. I had read about Peter's observatory, and as I was passing through Geraldine with my 4 year old ...  more »
  • We were shocked by the entrance fees of the stargazing tours in Tekapo. Mailed to Geraldine Observatory and a few hours later we were able, in exchange for a self-determination donation. Peter made time for us free and gave us a lot of explanations about the Milky Way with his two. Through his telescopes we have seen galaxies and planets and are allowed to search for themselves. So personal and passionate, you'll find it almost nowhere!
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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.
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