Carter Observatory, Wellington

Carter Observatory, Wellington (must see)

The Carter Observatory stands at the top of the Botanic Gardens. It re-opened in March 2010 following a NZ$5 million refurbishment, with a new exhibition and digital planetarium celebrating the culture, heritage and science of the Southern Skies.

The Carter Observatory houses two main telescopes within its main building and a third telescope nearby. The Thomas Cooke telescope, named after Thomas Cooke, serves primarily for public observing sessions. The Ruth Crisp telescope, described below, arrived as a donation in the 1960s. Not far from its main building, the Carter Observatory operates the Thomas King Observatory, used until recently for public viewing of the sun.

Opening Hours:

Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Tuesday, Saturday: 10 am – 9:30 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 5:30 pm

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Sight Name: Carter Observatory
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington  

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