Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

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

Presentation on the Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary

Right place, right time, right people

Venue: Callesen Theatre and Planetarium

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 12.00 pm, Saturday 14 October

Tickets: $10

Presenters: Izzy Fordham, Chair Local Board; Gendie Somerville-Ryan and Richard Somerville-Ryan, Barrier residents and members of the GBI Dark Sky Team

Great Barrier Island is New Zealand’s latest Dark Sky Place recognized by the International Dark Sky Association in June 2017.

The Chair of the Governing Authority, the Great Barrier Local Board, Izzy Fordham and members of the Dark Sky Team, Gendie and Richard Somerville-Ryan have been invited to come south and tell us about the GBI Dark Sky Sanctuary.

Izzy will talk about Great Barrier Island - our place in the Hauraki Gulf; flora, fauna and geology; community land ownership; and history: the Right Place. Gendie will talk about how the Dark Sky Sanctuary project came about; the challenges of putting the application together; and the project management: the Right Time.

Richard will talk about the team that was involved and the skills each member brought to the team; what each team member did and what they achieved: the Right People. Great Barrier Island nightscape The Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary team; left to right Richard Somerville-Ryan, Izzy Fordham, Gendie Somerville-Ryan.

Great Barrier Island nightscape
Great Barrier Island nightscape
The Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary team; left to right Richard Somerville-Ryan, Izzy Fordham, Gendie Somerville-Ryan
The Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary team; left to right Richard Somerville-Ryan, Izzy Fordham, Gendie Somerville-Ryan.




















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