Lights out: Dark Skies Down Under

When: Saturday 21 November, 8:30 – 10 pm,

Where: Wainuiomata Recreational Park

This event is held in conjunction with Greater Wellington. Book tickets at

Join us at this FREE event to get a close-up look at the galaxy. It’s a 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.

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 most peaceful spots in the region, yet it has one of the busiest dark skies in the universe, making it a perfect location for stargazing.

Start the night off by checking out the moon. There will be a half moon in the sky, this is the best time to do a visual observing of the moon! After 9pm it will be dark enough to observe the planets.

Meet us at the carpark and the bus will take you to the ranger’s office for the welcoming hot drinks & biscuits. A bus will continuously loop between the carpark and the ranger’s hut so show up anytime between 8.30 – 10.00 pm to take advantage of this.

Please bring sturdy walking shoes/boots and waterproof jacket in case of wet weather.

You can also bring you camera and tripod if you want to learn some basics of the dark sky shooting.

This is a bookable event, please register by clicking here…/lights-out…/lower-hutt

To ensure we can keep you inform on any updates on this event including cancelation due to weather, we encourage that a mobile number is provided upon ticketing. We will also keep Facebook updated with any changes.

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