Lights out: Observe the Wonders of the Dark Sky

When: Saturday 22nd August 2020, 6 – 8 pm This event has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions and the weather.

Where: Wainuiomata Water Collection Area.

August Observing

Have you ever seen the Milky Way with your naked eye? Join us at this FREE family-friendly event to get a close-up look at the galaxy, set to the background music of ruru calls and rustling trees.

Light pollution in the city washes out our view of the space, and only the brightest stars pierce the glow. Wainuiomata Recreational Area might be one of the quietest spots on Earth, yet it has one of the busiest dark skies in the universe.

So grab the unique chance to explore our Southern Skies, looking for Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon through powerful optical telescopes with Wellington Astronomical Society guiding you through the journey. TuMeke Face Painting & KD’s Makeup Services will be joining us with their glow in the dark facepaint from 6.15- 7.45pm.

Meet us at the carpark and the bus will take you to the ranger’s office for the welcoming hot drinks & biscuits.

This is a FREE family-friendly event, so don’t hesitate to take your little ones. No booking required.

Please bring: torches/headlamps (red lenses preferred), sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket in case of wet weather


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