Join us for a (super!) late-night celebrating the Moon.
See a planetarium show, look through the telescopes, watch NASA TV’s live stream, take your own astrophotography images of the Moon, grab something to eat at the food trucks on site (think: coffee, gelato, donuts and fries!) and wander through our special ‘Lunar Exhibition’ in the Matariki Room.
In the early hours of the morning, witness the lunar eclipse alongside fellow lunar-enthusiasts!
Get into your PJ’s (we won’t judge!) and bring the kids for this special event.
January 31 – February 1. 8PM – 3AM. $5 per person
No need to book. Come in as you please!
PS: If you own a DSLR camera, bring it along with a tripod and take your own photos of the lunar eclipse, alongside some of our photo-enthusiasts!. Zoom lenses over 100+ mm are recommended.
PPS: A lunar eclipse happens gradually, so at the stroke of midnight, it won’t suddenly become blood-red (unfortunately!) The timeline for celestial events happening on the evening is…
8:15pm: Supermoon will rise in the East
11:51pm: Moon begins to enter Earth’s shadow
12:48am: Moon begins to turn red
1:51am: Earliest you will see the Moon in full redness
2:29am: PEAK! Moon is maximum redness
3:07am: Latest you will see the Moon in full redness
PPPS: What makes this sighting even cooler than usual is the fact that there will also be a supermoon and a blue moon on the night of the lunar eclipse. Read more on the three celestial phenomena occurring simultaneously here.