Mount John Observatory Virtual Tour
Virtual tour copyright Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory.
Video copyright Earth & Sky Mt John Observatory.
As conditions permit, allow our astronomy guides to help you navigate the southern night sky outdoors using green laser pointers. Experience the thrill of peering through powerful telescopes (16-inch, 11-inch and 9.25-inch apertures) and binoculars to see amazing sights, both near and far.
You can also enjoy your complimentary hot chocolate in our warm and candle-lit Astro Café. Also, if you wish to capture the beauty of the night sky and have a suitably equipped camera, we'll have world-renowned astrophotographer Fraser Gunn on hand to help you! For more details about our astrophotography, please click here.
When stars are hidden from sight by cloud, let us take you on journey to discover the nocturnal world of an astronomer. See behind the scenes of Mt John Observatory, usually out-of-bounds to the general public. Nowhere else can you experience what you see and hear on our Mt John Stargazing Tour, so let us help you explore the wonder and mystery of space!