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 will begin with an introduction of our observation targets and an astronomical tour of the henge, and watch the sunset. As the stars appear, we are taking 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. Bring warm clothing, it gets cold at night!
- If the sky is cloudy or is raining we will be hosting talks on space and astronomy: How far can you see in space? How many stars are in a galaxy? Is there life on Mars? Why is the sky blue? What is happening in space? Why did we not go back to the Moon? Bring your questions to us.
Look through our telescopes, ask any questions and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa with us. Peer into the depths of the Universe, learn about black holes, the lives of the stars, life in the Cosmos, rockets, spaceflight, aliens and all things space.
*Important information about the tickets
We know that the weather is not always conducive to stargazing. We do have a programme of talks that we do on cloudy nights, however if you decide not to come because of the weather then you can come on another night within the four week period. Please contact us to reschedule.
A ticket is for one general admission for one stargazing session. It can be used anytime 4 weeks from purchasing. Children under 5 are free, accompanied by adults.
It's important that you arrive on time and attend our Health and Safety presentation, which is mandatory.
The Health and Safety presentation will be 15 minutes after the start time. Please be aware that you will not be able to participate in the programme unless you attended it. You must attend the Health and Safety presentation each time you attend the telescope and stargazing sessions.
Please dress warmly, it can get cold at night, temperatures can get down very low so please dress appropriately, such as: warm jacket, gloves, long pants, warm footwear, hats.
Stonehenge Aotearoa Friendly Team