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Dark Skies Experience opening and Mt John Observatory

Dame Patsy was on ribbon-cutting duties at the new Dark Sky Experience attraction in Takapō. A joint venture between Ngāi Tahu Tourism and astrotourism pioneers Graeme Murray and Hide Ozawa, the experience combines the science of the night skies with Maori star lore.

Later that evening, Dame Patsy visited the Mt John Observatory for a lesson in the stars of the Southern sky and the work being done there by the University of Canterbury. 

More images

Image of Dame Patsy  cutting the ribbon with Auntie Reita Matthews and Aunty Suzy Waaka.
Image of view from Mt John Observatory


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