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  • 2017-10-13 00:00:00 2017-10-13 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival Aoraki Mackenzie district

Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Friday 13 Oct

The Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival in the centre of New Zealand's South Island will comprise a mix of scientific, educational and cultural events over three days, designed to attract school students, family groups and members of the public and astro-tourists and stargazers from overseas who are interested in learning more about the stars, the night sky, the problems of light pollution and the appreciation of the environment and outer space.

The events will include stargazing, lectures, a concert, an essay and poetry competition, documentaries on the night sky, a photographic exhibition, and more. Some events will be free, while others will have a nominal charge. Tickets are on sale now from Eventfinda.

The main Festival venue will be the Hermitage, Mt Cook village in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, including at the Hillary Alpine Centre and Planetarium.
Some events may be at nearby venues at Mt Cook, at Lake Pukaki or at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.