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The Night Sky

New Zealand is renowned for its night sky and with Selwyn's clear transparent skies and little air pollution, we have some great places to see; planets, craters, mountains on the moon and star clusters.

Selwyn has a unique and special landscape that ranges from the mountains to the sea. The skyscape is outstanding by day and by night. The darkness of the vast and remote hinterland, the lakes, and wilderness areas provide wide views that stretch to the horizon - perfect for stargazing.  Gazing up at the stars and connecting with the cosmos is a special experience for everyone.

Take in the stunning night skies whether you're exploring the area or visiting the West Melton Observatory.