We are all made of stardust.

OUR story

Hari and Sam: communicating space sciences with the public since the turn of the century.

Both of us loved the stars since we can remember and love sharing this amazing experience with other people.

This is why Star Safari was born. 

We love the stars

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Meet Hari & Sam

Haritina Mogosanu

Astrobiologist

Samuel Leske

Astrophotographer

We have our private observatory at home and together we own 10 telescopes. 

In our spare time we read about astronomy, take photos of the night sky or just browse the sky with our telescopes. 

Hari has done an internship at NASA, trained for Mars as an analog astronaut and then established the New Zealand Astrobiology Network. 

Sam loved space since he was a kid and enjoyed getting closer to it as an airforce pilot. 

WE LOVE TELESCOPES, MARS, ASTRONOMY AND SPACE EXPLORATION

What we do

We teach

Space and Astronomy courses. If you are interested to learn about astronomy, telescopes and space, we can help.

We stargaze

Every weekend we go stargazing in the dark-skied Wairarapa. Join us and discover the night sky we love.

ASTRONOMY ONLINE

We also run an online astronomy programme called SLOOH. Explore the Universe in style with us, as an armchair astronomer!

We offer telescope advice

If you get stuck in choosing a telescope or you need an opinion, we can help.

join us

give yourself some space

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we are a social enterprise

Kids and young people need inspiration

Every social enterprise has a beneficial goal.

Ours is to inspire people to think about our collective future and how they can actively contribute to it. We believe that quality science education with an added cosmic perspective can achieve that.

Our profits support the New Zealand Astrobiology Network.

We believe it is really important for kids and young people to appreciate the night sky. We know that we are made of stardust, this is probably the most significant connection we have to each other and with the Universe. We want to share this with as many of them as possible. When you realise we are all made from stars, you also realise anything is possible.

For these reasons, when accompanied by adults, all Star Safari stargazing sessions and all our courses are free for 15 and under.