New Zealand Trip, Day 2: Auckland


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.
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!


    • #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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