Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

The Hermitage and Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand

Festival Organizers

The Starlight Festival is organized by the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve Board
in partnership with the University of Canterbury through the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The Department owns and operates the Mt John Observatory at Lake Tekapo.

More information on the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve Board can be found at The Dark Sky Reserve Board is a registered charity in New Zealand (charities registration number CC50892). The Board aims to protect the skies of the Aoraki Mackenzie region from light pollution and to promote stargazing in the reserve as well as an appreciation of the night sky through science and education.




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