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The events listed below are either hosted by the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve board, or are events of interest by other organisations around New Zealand and the world. 

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Dr Ellen Cieraad, Research & Innovation Manager at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, will explore what is known about the effects of artificial light at night as well as strategies to make sure everyone has access to a dark night sky.

Event details: 

Friday 7 October 2022, 7.30pm

Lake Tekapo Community Hall


Adults $10

Children/Students $5

Family $25 (2A + 3C)

Cash sales only at the door

Email for more information

Hosted by the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, with support from Genesis


A 24-hour virtual event that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to combat light pollution in your community. Hear from experts and storytellers in the dark sky movement, connect with passionate individuals from the International Dark-Sky Association's global network, and learn about hands-on activities and tools that you can use to protect the night through engagement workshops.

Event details: 

11 – 12 November 2022

Worldwide, virtual event

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