Courses and advice

On Saturdays, we offer courses in stargazing, astronomy, telescope and astrophotography. These take place at Stonehenge Aotearoa.
Stargazing course

Looking at the night sky can be more than just gazing in awe. Learn what is there, where to look, how to find them.

Introduction to Astronomy Course

This course covers the basics of astronomy. What’s a star? How do they work? What’s an exoplanet? Know what you are looking at.

Telescope course and advice

Are you planning to buy a telescope? Do you know what to get? What size? Type? Eyepieces? Adaptors? What about mounts? Where to buy them from? Find the answer to all these scary questions.


Have you ever wanted to reproduce your own amazing shots of the night sky like the Hubble Space Telescope? Are you a deep sky astrophotographer or a night landscaper? If you ever thought about astrophotography and you are not sure where to start, then this is the course for you.


Family Deal 15 and under free (conditions apply).
School Students (16+) are half price: $50.

Stargazing course

Start here.


Then follow up.

telescope course

Once you learned where to find objects in the night sky is time for a telescope.


And then learn how to photograph and keep them forever.

Did you know?
  • Wairarapa is one of the darkest places in New Zealand 
  • You can take action against light pollution by simply pulling the curtains at night
  • Only 20% of the nearest 100 stars are visible to the naked eye.

Nothing. Nothing more mysterious or more beautiful than the stars in the sky.

The Aeronauts