WE ARE SLOWED DOWN SOUND AND LIGHT WAVES
A WALKING BUNDLE OF FREQUENCIES TUNED IN
TO THE COSMOS
“a unforgettable experience”
We invite you into a guided tour of our planets and the constellations which inspired Earth’s many cultures.
Enjoy an interactive universe display virtually projected onto a big screen, hot drink in hand, from our reclined Moon Chairs.
We always have our 8” Newtonian Telescope on hand to magnify visible celestial subjects, including the radiant rings of Saturn, the many moons of Jupiter, solar system birthing Nebula, open star clusters, and the striking craters of our own Moon seen in Maximum Resolution.
- identify our major constellations
- navigate using the stars
- tell the difference between
- a star and a planet
- a satellite and a UFO
- a cloud and a galaxy
Remember the Ancestors
We identify & explore the origins of the major European and Māori legends and ponder how these shaped the world we experience today.
Māui’s Fish Hook
Orion hunting Scorpio
The Anchor on the Waka in the Sky
We will learn basic celestial navigation using our Southern Cross as a compass that works all year round.
We will also gaze for long enough to see the sky slowly shift on it’s axis towards the horizon.
Experiencing this phenomenon is the first step in conceptualizing Earth’s position in the Universe.
Reconnect with Nature
Electricity has bought us many advancements including instantly accessible light and heat. An unfortunate cost of this has been our night sky.
Due to poorly designed street lamps, billboard torches and security lights, light pollution is explicit in urban & suburban spaces worldwide.
We are in a privileged position between the Tasman Sea and the Waitakere Mountain range to escape the reach of (most of) Auckland’s LED output.
“This was a really incredible event, I highly recommend everyone try at least once!! Josh is passionate about the nights sky and you could really feel that through this experience. This was the first time I had ever seen Saturn or Jupiter and it did not disappoint.”
“I loved this experience! It was a beautiful night out at Piha, seated in the dark.. listening to the waves, chatting with people, and a hot drink in my hands as I looked up into the starry sky & learned so much about the universe! It was a very valuable experience and I will never forget the feeling of seeing saturn for the first time. I recommend it!”
“I really enjoyed meeting Josh who is a very nice guy, professional, friendly and at same time down to earth. Unfortunately due to weather conditions (clouds and wind) we missed Saturn. We managed to see Jupiter and two of its moons as well as discussed the objects we could spot at that night”