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Mount John Observatory

Spend the night gazing at the Milky Way in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, where light pollution is strictly patrolled for your viewing pleasure.
By Concrete Playground
September 05, 2017
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Mount John Observatory

Spend the night gazing at the Milky Way in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, where light pollution is strictly patrolled for your viewing pleasure.
By Concrete Playground
September 05, 2017
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In 2012, the Mackenzie region was declared the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. With the establishment of the reserve, light pollution has been strictly patrolled in the area, meaning you'll be blown away by how many stars are visible here. Plus, the Mount John Observatory lets you see even more with its two-hour Earth and Sky tours. Rug up in an Antarctic-grade coat, see if you can discover any exoplanets and brush up on your astronomy through the powerful telescopes.

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