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Mount Cook: Big Sky Stargazing

2 Hours
On request
  • Stargazing in the Aoraki Mackenzie Region

Mount Cook is far from the city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand - perfect for viewing the night sky. The Aoraki Mackenzie region, encompassing Mount Cook Village, was approved as one of only a few International Dark Sky Reserves (IDSR) worldwide, meaning the darkness of the night skies is almost unbeatable. Begin with an introduction and orientation in our Digital Dome Planetarium highlighting the unique features of the southern night sky. An informative astronomy guides then take you on a short drive (transport provided) to the outdoor stargazing site. Use telescopes, astronomy binoculars and the naked eye to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice, identifying and exploring different elements of the spectacular southern sky.

Duration: 2 Hours

Departs: 9:30 p.m. - Returns: 11:30 p.m.

Departs: 10:30 p.m. - Returns: 12:30 a.m.

Departs: 11:30 p.m. - Returns: 1:30 a.m.

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