Celebration of Matariki and the night skies of Otago


Winterstellar Arrowtown

Open to public 7th July to 26th August 2023 at Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown

Winterstellar/Otago Museum Matariki Celebration with:

Central Schools Matariki Art Exhibition
Otago Museum Planetarium
19th July to 21st July Schools Days
22nd July Open Day with guest speakers including Professor Brian Boyle

Winterstellar Alexandra

Open to public 28th August to 15th October 2023 at Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, Alexandra


About Us

Supported by a community network of outstanding astrophotographers and educators, Winterstellar Charitable Trust was established in 2022 to advance the appreciation, understanding and benefits of Otago’s dark skies and to promote Māori Mātauranga through astrophotography, astronomy and other arts. 


I honestly don’t know how we could possibly do it without you. Your team really did an amazing job of pulling off an incredibly successful event.”

Paul Bracewell

Thank you for the outstanding work of the Winterstellar Exhibit. We had a wonderful time.”

Gladys Dobson

” Thank you and the whole Winterstellar team for your great contribution to making this one of the most memorable events at Alexandra.”

Chris Reynolds