Have always been a nerd when it came to astronomy, and my hopeless telescope in high school entertained me for years. When the chance came to visit a real dark-sky observatory, not surprisingly I booked right away.
Drove up in a bus to Mount John, with fascinating history about the place. A truly international flavour to the place, with Japanese scientists, NASA guide, and a South African "guy" that told us how cool free-floating planets are. Highlight of the tour was seeing Saturn on a real telescope, yes, with rings and all!
Don't know why people would comment on the café etc., this is a "museum' type of place, and a bad coffee isn't worth the mark down. For all you "big bang theory" fans, or "star trek" fanatics, I say suit up for an away mission, beam yourselves up, and report to stellar-cartography.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.