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19-09-2009, 10:11 AM
Well here I am in the delightful South Island of New Zealand. I have been to the Observatory that is at the forefront of Astronomical research here in NZ. Yes, none other than the Mt John Observatory at Lake Tekapo in Mckenzie Country west of Timaru in the shadow of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps.

I have recorded some great interviews with the people that run the Earth & Sky observatory & The Moa research telescope. The Moa telescope is at the cutting edge of Exo Planet discovery in NZ.
I will post the interviews up on AskTheScienceGuru ASAP !

Not much on the observing front though, but it is the land of the long white cloud after all ;)

20-09-2009, 01:30 AM
sounds good..did you find the drive up to the observatory frightening ? I certainly did and I drove up in the daytime !this was a couple of years ago