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Stargazing At Mt Cook Observatory at Mt Cook Airport

When:

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 9:30pm–1:00am
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9:30pm–1:00am

Where: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mackenzie

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $10.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: StarlightFestival

Ticket price: $10 (no extra charge for those who participated in the Galileoscope workshop)
Hot drinks, pies and other eats and nibbles will be available at the observatory site which can be purchased for cash.

These events will be dependent on clear weather on the evenings scheduled for stargazing.
There will be a number of portable telescopes provided by BigSky Stargazing and by members of the Canterbury Astronomical Society. Telescope operators will show you some of the beautiful stars, planets and nebulae visible in the southern sky. The Starlight Festival was timed for moonless nights, so the sky should be very dark.

Hot drinks, pies and other eats and nibbles will be available at the observatory site which can be purchased for cash.

If you attended the Galileoscope workshop on Saturday afternoon, then bring your assembled Galileoscope telescope with you. We will provide a tripod to provide a steady mount. Your Galileoscope ticket includes entry to the stargazing session.

This event is part of the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival. The Festival, a biennial event, celebrates the creation of the southern hemisphere’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, in the Mackenzie Basin and at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island.

Access: There will be free shuttle buses running from the Hermitage to the observatory site, or you can drive your car.

Ticket price: $10 (no extra charge for those who participated in the Galileoscope workshop)

Hosts: Big Sky Stargazing at Mt Cook and the Canterbury Astronomical Society.