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Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Other Canterbury

Posted: 05 September 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9eXw

The Starlight Festival takes place 13-15 October at the Hermitage, Mt Cook.

Promotes interest in dark skies, astronomy, environment and stargazing for NZ school students, families and public. Talks by international keynote speakers, exhibitions, workshops, planetarium shows, videos and stargazing at Mt Cook Observatory. Included is the Galileoscope workshop for NZ school students, Y4–13 and an astrophotography workshop by NZ astrophotographer, Mark Gee.

The Festival is organized by the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (a registered charity) in association with the university of Canterbury. Visit website for more details and for tickets.

Events summary


13 October 2017 – 15 October 2017

Further information

Contact: Prof John Hearnshaw

 (03) 348 4369