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Telescope Lab

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Maraetai Beach

Maraetai Coast Road, Maraetai

Auckland

New Zealand

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Do you have a telescope that you would like to learn how to operate or get help with setting up?

Our staff members will be on hand at the start of each session to give you a one on one tutorial. Learn how to properly assemble and balance your telescope, align the finderscope and computer, collimate the mirrors, and choose the appropriate eyepieces. We can even help you learn how to find objects in the sky with your own telescope!

Since these events are weather dependent, on occasions we may need to postpone the event at short notice. If this happens, you will receive a text message on your mobile, one hour prior to the event, and your booking will be transferred to the next available session.

These sessions are for smaller groups; up to five telescopes and 10 people. The Telescope Labs start earlier than the general observation sessions. We can help you set up and use your telescope before it gets too dark. Consult the schedule for start times.

AGENDA

  • Basic principles of telescopes
  • Learn how to setup your EQ mount
  • Learn how to setup your AZ mount
  • Learn how to collimate your telescope (mirror alignment)
  • Telescope clinic (fix and tune your telescope) - Additional fees may apply

PRICE

  • Under 5 yrs: free
  • Child (5-15 yrs): $50 + fees
  • General admission: $100 + fees

LOCATION

Telescope Labs are taking place from Maraetai Beach, Maraetai, at just 40 minutes from the Auckland CBD. This beautiful location offers a stunning view of the night sky and low light pollution coming from the city. This is key to allow long-term expositions to capture amazing pictures of the deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies.

There are four public parking (free) available (+40 cars capacity) and public toilets close to the observation area.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age requirement

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking available. Check the map.

What should I bring into the event?

You should bring your complete telescope. We have a Laser Collimator for Newtonian telescopes but not for RC telescopes. Consider bringing a newtonian laser collimator if you have a newtonian telescope or a Howie Glatter laser collimator if you have an RC telescope.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Skylabs via Facebook.

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before your event start date.

Attendees can request a refund if the event is postponed (usually due to weather conditions).

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Location

Maraetai Beach

Maraetai Coast Road, Maraetai

Auckland

New Zealand

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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