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Dawn Viewing From Tangi Te Keo

Dawn Viewing From Tangi Te Keo

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When:

  • Sat 18 Jun ’16, 5:00am – 7:00am

Where:

Mount Victoria, Lookout Rd, Hataita, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Matariki is a small but distinctive star cluster whose appearance in the north eastern pre-dawn sky marks the start of a new phase of life.

The appearance of the cluster of stars called Matariki is culturally significant as the start of the Māori New Year. And we’re giving you the best view of it.

For Māori their appearance is very important. They are viewed as a signal of the year that lies ahead. If the stars are clear and bright, it is a sign that the year ahead will be warm and bountiful. If they are hazy and shimmering, a cold, unproductive year is expected.

Using portable telescopes, astronomers from Space Place at Carter Observatory will give participants the opportunity to get a real-time experience of Matariki rising.

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