Star Party - April 8th 2018

Come join us at the Cowan's observatory for an evening under the stars!

  • Date: Sunday, April 8th 2018
  • Meeting Point: Earth & Sky Office, Lake Tekapo town centre, next to the supermarket
  • Time: First shuttle departs at 19:30, and the last shuttle is back at 22:30
  • Price: Adults $25; Children (5-17) $5

Please bring: Warm clothes and footwear, torches (dim, red or amber colour preferred). Please note that there are no toilet facilities at Cowan’s Observatory.

What’s included: The star party uses a free flow format allowing you to visit our astronomy guides and learn about different celestial objects viewed through our telescopes. Group photography service is available and is complimentary (available for download from our flickr website). Snacks will also be served during the star party (for a gold coin donation).

Weather: If no stars are visible, then there will not be a star party. If there is very cloudy weather, the star party will be cancelled.

Stargazers of all nationalities are welcome, but please be aware that the main commentary language is English.

Please note that the Star Party is a family friendly event, therefore drinking alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited. 


Is your selected tour fully booked or not available? Please contact our booking office on 03-680-6960 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The green colour indicates we have plenty of seats available, while orange colour indicates seats are limited.

Billing note:

Earth & Sky Limited Partnership is a New Zealand Registered Company and all prices and transactions are in New Zealand Dollars and include GST. Payment is processed via a Secure Server provided by DPS Payment Express.
Please complete your payment within 10 minutes, after this time your transaction will timeout and payment will be declined.

Due to changing sunset times throughout the year, we will confirm your departure time one week prior to your tour. Check in is held at the western side car park directly across from the supermarket.