Stargazing – every Friday and Saturday

Join us for a stargazing safari, every Friday and Saturday, at Stonehenge Aotearoa.

Stonehenge Aotearoa at Night. You can see the Large Magellanic Cloud closest to the henge and the Small Magellanic Cloud to the left. The Milky Way is at the centre of the image.

Discover the night sky we love from the observatory in the heart of dark-sky Wairarapa.

Check out our starting times as they differ from season to season and with the sunset.

Usually on Fridays we start at 7:30PM except from November to February when we start at 8PM.

On Saturdays it varies with the sunset.

The gate opens about half hour before the event starts.

What we do

We start with an overview of the night sky. 

We will begin with an introduction of our observation targets and an astronomical tour of the henge, and watch the sunset.

Summer solstice sunset at Stonehenge Aotearoa

As the stars appear, we take you on a cosmic tour of the night sky. 

When it is dark, you get to see what’s hidden inside the amazing night sky, looking through our giant telescopes. 

We finish late. 


Journey

Journey to the edge of the known universe!

Discover

Discover where stars are born!

Learn

Learn about the stars while you stargaze under Wairarapa’s dark sky!


Join us. Discover the stars!


The night sky is for everyone to enjoy.