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Week 50 – Earth and Sky Stargazing Tour Tekapo

Make sure you have extra nights at Lake Tekapo, because the tour could be cancelled due to bad weather. If the tour is cancelled, no worry, as they offer full refund or transfer the tour to other possible nights as long as you are in Tekapo. We, initially, booked Nov 23, but that night it was windy, vehicles were not allowed to climb up Mt. John for safety reasons. So, we were being transferred to other tour on Nov 24. The night sky of that night was not something I had expected. The moon was too bright, bright enough to block out many stars. If I had avoided the moon period, I believed the sky view would look so much different. But, on the other hand, the tour was great! The tour guides are very friendly, informative and knowledgeable. They taught us how to locate stars, and show us stars and clusters through big telescope. Also, if you bring a camera with you, you can hand it to their photographer, Chris, and he will help you to take fantastic photos of the night sky with your camera (a DSLR camera is recommended, that’s only my opinion). Moreover, I did enjoy very much to look at the dark sky through the powerful telescope inside the dome. Don’t miss out the chance to get inside the dome and peer through the telescope. It was spectacular and so amazing. Those close-up images of the universe that you see through their big telescope are something you won’t forget in your lifetime! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are photos taken by the photographer, Chris Murphy, Earth & Sky Stargazing Tekapo

group photo stargazing



Earth&Sky Flickr


6 responses

  1. The first shot already makes me want to try..! what a backdrop ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 13, 2015 at 4:10 am

    • You wont regret it!! It was so amazing!!! But remember avoid the strong light of the moon. ๐Ÿ˜› That night the moonlight was so strong, it blocked out almost many stars.

      December 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      • mmm! so gotta search for that perfect balance then ๐Ÿ™‚

        December 18, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      • ๐Ÿ˜€

        December 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

  2. Lovely!

    December 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    • They have huge telescope!!! It was fantastic

      December 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

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