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Mt John University Observatory Open Day

Mt John University Observatory Open Day

When:

  • Sun 15 Oct, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:

Mt John Observatory, 422 Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

Mt John Observatory open day; see the telescopes, talk to astronomers.

Mt John is New Zealand’s only professional observatory for research in optical astronomy, founded in 1965 and now in its 52nd year.

Visit the telescopes, talk to the astronomers about their work, see the instruments and computers they use, go to the Earth & Sky Astrocafé on Mt John for refreshments.

Note: A Starlight Festival ticket must be shown at the gate to the private Mt John road in order for no road toll to be charged.

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.

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