If you're one of those people who likes to lie on your back and
watch the stars on a clear night, you should be planning to head to
Lake Tekapo in October.
The Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival will be held October 11
to 13 to celebrate the southern hemisphere's first International
Dark Sky Reserve. Officially recognised by the International
Dark-Sky Association, our reserve is the world's largest (4367 sq
km), the first to be given gold tier status (the highest there is)
and recognises the Mackenzie skies as essentially free of light
CIAL is sponsoring the festival and we know it'll be very
popular. Some of the events already confirmed are presentations
from NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins, Symphony Under The Stars,
documentary screenings, exhibitions and visits to
Visit www.starlightfestival.org.nz for further
information on this great event.