Self-guided Stargazing Video

Prepare yourself for the best self-guided stargazing experience anywhere in the district of Kaikōura. Join with Theo & Grace from the Kaikōura Youth Council as they share with you our … Read more

Beginners guide to astrophotography

The Kaikōura Astronomer Interest Group have put togetherr their top tips in how to take a nighttime photograph using either a digitial camera or a phone. Give it a go … Read more

New eVscope for the community

The Kaikōura Community can now enjoy the wonders of the night sky through our very own digital  “eVscope” which was showcased to a small and enthusiastic crowd at the free community stargazing evening on Friday 25th August at Hapuku … Read more

The Proposed Private Plan Change

Help Kaikōura become a Dark Sky Sanctuary – The Dark Sky Plan Change  The Kaikōura Dark Sky Trust (Trust) is about to apply to the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) … Read more

Kaikōura Dark Sky EXPO

Come along to our EXPO from the 22nd to 28th May 2023 in the Exhibition Suite at the Mayfair Theatre and learn all about our proposed International Dark Sky Sancutary. … Read more

Dark Sky Quiz – Answers

Thanks to all those who took part in our recent Kaikōura Dark Sky Quiz to celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2023. Here are the answers: What is our home galaxy … Read more

Private Plan Change Process Underway

Black hole - Globular cluster

In order to protect the natural darkness of the sky across the district, the Kaikōura Dark Sky Trust are preparing a private plan change to the Kaikōura District Plan to … Read more

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