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Mt John - Weekend with the Stars: 16 & 17 September 2017

Join us for a weekend at Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo with the opportunity for exclusive access to the University of Canterbury observation facilities. The weekend starts off with a daytime tour of the facilities followed by afternoon tea. Following this, we will have a presentation and talk by our UC Astronomy Lecturers and enjoy a buffet dinner at Peppers Blue Water Resort. Weather permitting, the evening will be spent up at the observatory viewing the night sky.

Sunday morning will see us once again up at Mt John where we will have a nature walk escorted by Graeme Murray who will point local landmarks and entertain us with local lore about the Lake Tekapo region.

Cost is $115 per person. Accommodation and travel to/from Lake Tekapo is not included in the cost and must be arranged personally by the attendees.

Recommneded minimum age for attendees is 16 years. Please contact Robyn Cummins if you have any questions or would like to see the full programme, by email at:

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