Astronomy Night - Autumn Dark Sky

Sunday 7 April, 6.30pm


Rooftop Terrace Lopdell House

Autumn Dark Sky

Say haere rā to Daylight Savings Time and haere mai to darker nights – perfect for astronomical viewing!

Join us on the Rooftop Terrace at Lopdell House to explore and learn about the Autumn night sky with the wonderful guides of the Auckland Astronomical Society.

Astronomy Night with the Auckland Astronomical Society

Sunday 7 April, 6.30pm | FULLY BOOKED - contact us to go on the waitlist

With the moon and sun having set and the sky darkening, you will be able to see through the eVscope, Dobsonian telescope and large astronomical binoculars:

The beautiful Jewel Box Cluster by the Southern Cross;

The giant the Orion Nebula, where swirling gas and dust clouds collapse and form stars with planetary systems, as nuclear process ignite each star;

The Milky Way and the Omega Centauri Globular Cluster, which contains millions of stars and is circling our Milky Way galaxy.

Astronomical viewing in Aotearoa is dependent on Ranginui’s second son, Tāwhirimātea, god of the weather. We need a dry evening and some clear sky - so for this reason our back-up date is Saturday 4 May, 6.30pm.