Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation was once used by sailors crossing vast oceans with the intention of reaching land.

Recommended 18+

Astro-navigation is still used today in space exploration; it was used to guide Mars missions through the Solar System. It uses the same principles as those used by sailors for hundreds of years. In Celestial Navigation, you’ll learn navigational techniques in a fun and entertaining environment.

Celestial Navigation is a two-hour learning session, live presented in our 360° planetarium theatre. We take you on a guided tour to familiarise yourself with important directional stars and constellations as seen from New Zealand and other parts of the world. Includes one glass of wine or beer (R18, ID required) and snacks.

Celestial Navigation is only presented several times a year, so here’s your chance to learn this time-honoured skill in a fun environment!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

 

Tickets

Please choose a session from the list below to buy tickets securely online. Recommended 16+ years. Alcohol will only be served to 18+ with valid ID. Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Tickets

  • Adult – $34.50

Tickets include a glass of wine or beer (R18, ID required) and nibbles.

Bookings essential.

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