Welcome to Earth & Sky - Window to the Universe!

Experience the wonders of the universe with Earth & Sky. Join us on one of our famous nighttime observatory tours, or relax and enjoy the view from our stunning Astro Cafe. We're all about learning and sharing our enthusiasm for the universe, and the science that gets us there. Based at the Mt John Observatory in Lake Tekapo, run by the University of Canterbury, we try to provide both education and fun for those learning about the stars and our place in the universe!



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5th April 2014: Global Star Party at Cowan’s Observatory


Join Earth & Sky at Cowan’s Observatory onSaturday, April 5th for a Global Star Party! Located just 5 minutes from Lake Tekapo, in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, knowledgeable Astronomy Guides will use powerful telescopes and lasers to introduce to you the night sky. 

Shuttle buses will depart Earth & Sky office from 7:30pm and the last shuttle back is at 10:30pm. Bring warm clothes and gold coins for the BBQ. Pre-bookings are just$15 per adult, $30 per family. 

For further information click here, or if you wish to download a promotional A4 poster in PDF format, click here (or the accompanying graphic). Contact Earth and Sky on 03 6806 960 for more information and to reserve a place, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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