New Zealand Trip, Day 2: Auckland

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Monument to Sir John Logan Campbell atop One Tree Hill

After a morning of packing and traveling to get back to Auckland and our hotel for the night, we went back into town for a delicious late lunch at The Zookeeper’s Son pub and then headed to the Stardome Observatory for a 180° video presentation of Auckland’s night sky. It would also have included an actual telescope viewing were it not for the complete cloud cover.
While waiting for the show, I hiked up One Tree Hill for some panoramic, if rainy, views of Auckland.
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Back at the observatory, we ended up watching two shows. The first was “Bad Astronomy” based on the web site of the same name (via the book). I was somewhat underwhelmed by it, but I think the kids enjoyed it. The second show was actually an interactive presentation and I found it to be interesting and enjoyable; the kids slept. 🙂

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  1. #1 by Sybil Law on March 15, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    Soo jealous. Glad you’re having a good time, though!

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    • #2 by Ren on March 22, 2012 - 10:41 am

      Thanks, it was a good time. Now I’m just trying not to focus on the fact that we sacrificed our normal summer vacation for this. It was well worth it but now it’s over… :-/

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