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Star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

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New Zealand’s Tekapo Springs aims to take viewing the Southern night sky to whole new levels with the launch of Tekapo Star Gazing.

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Tekapo Star Gazing tours set to launch next month

Starting next month, the star gazing tours take advantage of Tekapo’s location within the world’s largest international dark sky reserve, only the fourth such reserve in the world.

The tours include a 40-minute guided night sky tour with trained astronomy and astrological guides followed by a 40-minute soak in the hot pools where guides will continue to give information, answer questions and “story tell” on request.

Tekapo Springs owner Karl Burtscher said visitors don’t have to know about astronomy to enjoy the experience.

“Our trained star guides will deliver a tour that includes some basic information on some of the closest and brightest features in the night sky such as stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies,” he said.

“Guests will hear about the mythology and cultural aspects of the night sky including navigation for Maori and European cultures. Our tours have an emphasis on story telling mixed with some facts and entertainment.”

Tours will operate year-round, in any weather conditions. An indoor guided tour with the use of a high definition projector will be available if the sky is not visible at all.

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