Summit Experience at University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory
The Dark Sky Project offers the ultimate mountaintop stargazing experience at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings, pristine night skies, and sophisticated viewing technologies as the expert guides share the science and stories of the Southern Skies. The nature of the terrain on Mount John dictates a certain level of fitness. Visitors will need to be confident walking 100 meters on a gravel incline and climb a couple of steps in the dark. The Summit Experience is a weather dependent activity. However, they offer alternate options, including learning about the southern skies from the purpose-built technological and interactive venue.