In this one hour tour of the night sky, we will view single stars, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, clusters, shooting stars (maybe) and the Moon. You will also learn how to operate the telescope and point it where you like to possibly discover something new.
This introductory tour is designed as an interesting experience rather than an astronomy lecture. We ourselves are not astronomy experts, but we have been doing amateur sky tours since 2012 and can definitely inspire your mind. It is more for people who have never seen planets before but have been having a lot of questions when they look up.
You will be able to take photos through the eyepiece of the telescope, however, nothing will beat seeing it with your eye. The photos on this website are all taken with my phone so it is an example of what to expect. If you are a more serious photographer, it is better to book a 2 hour session because it can take some time to get the perfect shot. Also, remember not to expect to see the planets in great detail because those photos online are taken with Hubble telescope in space. Regardless, you will definitely be able to distinguish the planets and you will not forget the feeling of seeing them.
If weather is bad on the day then you can reschedule free of charge.
What's available to see depends on the day of the year but we will discuss with you when you are arranging your date. Visibility of the moon depends on the phase and it is generally best to view the moon when it is not full.
Your house needs to have a place where the sky is visible. The more sky we can see, the more interesting things we can find.
Set up from 30 mins before start time.
Pack up for 30 mins after end time.
All equipment is sanitized before use to be COVID19 safe, and I will be wearing a mask at all times.
To book your slot, follow the prompts to pay in full and then I will get in touch by Whatsapp to arrange your date. Payment will be billed by The Compost Kitchen which is my day business.
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