Lights out: Observe the Wonders of the Dark Sky
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 Service 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.
|When:||Saturday, 22nd August 2020, starting at 6:00pm (around 11 days away)|
|Where:||Wainuiomata Water Collection Area, 10 Whitcher Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt|
|Postponement date:||Saturday, 29th August 2020, starting at 6:00pm|
|Bring:||Torches/headlamps (red lenses preferred), sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket in case of wet weather.|
There is no cost associated with this event