Dawn viewing of Matariki

Saturday, 28th June 2014 at 6am - 9am

Location: Mt Vicotria lookout wellingotn

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Dawn Viewing from Tangi te Keo (Mount Victoria Lookout)

Saturday 28 June & Saturday 5 July at dawn

Matariki is a small but distinctive star cluster whose appearance in the north eastern pre-dawn sky marks the start of a new phase of life.

Using portable telescopes, astronomers from Carter Observatory will give participants the opportunity to get a real-time experience of Matariki rising. Iwi will explain the significance of the constellation and use the signs to predict planting for the new season. This will then inform the start of an exciting planting project later in the year, involving Museum of Wellington City & Sea and Te Wharewaka o Poneke Charitable Trust.

*Participation is free and includes use of the telescopes. Subject to weather.


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