Winterstellar will be returning to Central Otago in 2021. We already have the exhibition booked in, and would like to expand next year with a series of related events to become a Winter Festival.

For now this page is simply a sandbox for ideas and concepts that might be followed through, or may be abandoned or put on the back burner if not currently feasible or cannot be done well. It is not to be taken as an itinerary. We will be shouting from the rooftops when we have a confirmed schedule of events.

Proposed Winterstellar 2021 Events

Aurora at Mitchells Cottage
Astrophotography Competition OK at COVID Level: 1 ,2, 3, and 4

Matariki Hangi
Matariki in the Park

Pioneer Park. OK for COVID Level: 1 & 2 (with adjustments)

Astrophotography Workshop
Astrophotography Workshops

Alexandra Golf Club. OK for COVID Level: 1 & 2

Naseby Night Sky Tours
Astronomy Tours

Dark sky areas around Alexandra. OK for Level 1 & 2

Interplanetary Cycle Trail Tours

Otago Central Rail Trail. OK for COVID Level: 1 & 2

Nuns Veil Night - Cory Marshall
Winterstellar Outdoor Installation

Pioneer Park? OK for COVID Level: 1, 2, 3 & 4

Virtual Winterstellar Exhibition OK at COVID Level: 1 ,2, 3, and 4

Opening Night 2020
Winterstellar Exhibition 2021

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery. OK for COVID Level: 1 & 2

Matariki “Lights on the Hill” Festival

This idea has been shelved as early indications of cost for doing this well are beyond us for this year. Maybe look at it again in the future.