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Celestial navigation in the night sky

Celestial navigation in the night sky

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I’m an experienced celestial navigator and night sky observer. I’ve studied the stars and navigated the oceans of the world using the heavenly bodies. As part of my tour I unpack the mysteries of the night sky and show how the stars can be used to discover planet earth. Great Barrier island is a dark sky sanctuary and on a clear night I am able to guide people through the solar system giving…
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What we’ll do

I’ll take you on a tour through the solar system. We use a marine sextant, binoculars and telescope to navigate using the stars and planetary systems. I’ll explain the relationship of the planets, stars, moon and sun to the earth, how these heavenly bodies enable navigation.

What else you should know

The evenings can be chilly. Dress warmly, wear a hat and be prepared to stay up late. Have a good meal before we leave and be sure to wear sensible shoes, sneakers or boots.

What I’ll provide

Food
Celestial night sky and navigation experience with snacks provided

What to bring

Eyes
Warm clothing

Where you'll be

We will be looking for super stars, constellations, planets, deep sky objects, the Magellanic Clouds, Moon and the Milky Way. We will use a sextant, binoculars and telescope

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable in the dark, be prepared for cool evening temperatures and able to walk short distances up to 500 meters

More tips

The evenings can be chilly. Dress warmly, wear a hat and be prepared to stay up late. Have a good meal before we leave and be sure to wear sensible shoes, sneakers or boots.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Celestial navigation in the night sky
New experience
£152/person
New experience
£152/person