26 Apr 2024

Oldest telescope in New Zealand discovered

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 26 April 2024

Following the discovery of a box marked "old telescope", the Tuhura Otago Museum has become home to New Zealand's oldest telescope, dating back to 1736.


The telescope is now in the 'Director's Choice' exhibition at the museum having been stashed away for years.

To tell us more about the telescope's re-discovery, Susana Lei'autaua talks to museum director and astronomer Dr Ian Griffin.

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