Sci-Fi Sundays: The Thing

Sci-Fi Sundays: The Thing  

A parasitic alien infiltrates an arctic research centre in John Carpenter’s 1982 monster horror classic. The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror. Starring Kurt Russell and a great acting ensemble,  accompanied by Ennio Morricone’s fantastic score, this is one film you do not want to miss (Unless you’re squeamish). R16 rating.

SPACE PLACE / SUNDAY 12 AUG, 7:30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) /ADULTS $15

 

Astronomy on Tap: The Drake Equation

Join us for Astronomy on Tap: The Drake Equation at Space Place

These monthly planetary experiences are perfect for anyone wanting a bit more explanation. These presenter led-evenings will teach you more about the planets, stars and constellations visible in our Southern night sky in an extended live full dome show. After a quick intermission to refresh your glass and grab some nibbles, the second half of the night will feature a more topical and focussed discussion and, if time permits a Q and A. Tweet us your questions @spaceplacenz

On 7 August we’re giving a talk on the Drake Equation.

SPACE PLACE / 7 AUGUST, 8PM DOORS 7.30PM/ $39 / TICKET PRICE INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS AND A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER ON ARRIVAL / CASH BAR AVAILABLE

Space Place Presents: WOMB

Space Place presents: WOMB

Sibling trio Womb bring their magical sound to the Planetarium dome. Womb creates oceans of sound – from alt-folk soundscapes to the outer boundaries of dream-pop, where swirling synthesisers intersect with tenderly plucked guitars and otherworldly singing. An out-of-this-world treat under the Planetarium dome.

SPACE PLACE / SUNDAY 29 JULY, 8:30PM (DOORS OPEN 8PM) / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / $15

Winter School Holidays: Let There Be Light! Thursday 19th July

Winter School Holidays: Let There Be Light!

This school holidays, come to Space Place to explore & create with light.
Learn about how light enables us to see the world around us. Get answers to all the questions you never knew you had: Why do your eyes adjust to light when you go inside on a sunny day or go out late at night? How do cameras “see”? Why do your eyes work the way they do?  To top it all off, create stunning light art with long-exposure photography and make a pin-hole viewer that will turn your world upside down!

SPACE PLACE / WED 18, THUR 19 JUL, 9AM – 12:30PM / $30 PER CHILD / ONLY BOOK FOR ONE OF THE DAYS / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL / SUITABLE FOR KIDS AGED 7+

 

Winter School Holidays: Let There Be Light! Wednesday 18th July

Winter School Holidays: Let There Be Light!

This school holidays, come to Space Place to explore & create with light.
Learn about how light enables us to see the world around us. Get answers to all the questions you never knew you had: Why do your eyes adjust to light when you go inside on a sunny day or go out late at night? How do cameras “see”? Why do your eyes work the way they do?  To top it all off, create stunning light art with long-exposure photography and make a pin-hole viewer that will turn your world upside down!

SPACE PLACE / WED 18, THUR 19 JUL, 9AM – 12:30PM / $30 PER CHILD / ONLY BOOK FOR ONE OF THE DAYS / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL / SUITABLE FOR KIDS AGED 7+

 

Sci-Fi Sundays: Flight of the Navigator

The kids will love Sci-Fi Sundays: Flight of the Navigator

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship. This a charming space film that’s perfect for the whole family to watch. G rating.

SPACE PLACE / SUNDAY 15 JULY, 6:30PM / ADULTS $15, CHILD $10

Astronomy on Tap: A look at Mars

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for our new series of talks ‘Astronomy on Tap’ at Space Place.

These monthly planetary experiences are perfect for anyone wanting a bit more explanation. The presenter led-evenings will teach you more about the planets, stars and constellations visible in our Southern night sky in an extended live full dome show. After a quick intermission to refresh your glass and grab some nibbles, the second half of the night will feature a more topical and focussed discussion and, if time permits a Q and A. Tweet us your questions @spaceplacenz

On 3 July we give a talk on Mars.

SPACE PLACE / TUESDAY 3 JULY , 8PM / $39 / TICKET PRICE INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS AND A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER ON ARRIVAL / CASH BAR AVAILABLE

 

Why Haven’t We Found ET?

Don’t miss this talk Why Haven’t We Found ET? at Space Place  

What is life? Are we alone in the universe? What is the future of humankind?

Dr Seth Shostak Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in California, will present a special talk at Space Place, looking at the search for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere. 

It’s been nearly six decades since Frank Drake conducted the first, modern experiment to eavesdrop on signals from cosmic beings.  Many searches have been undertaken since, but the bottom line is that we still haven’t heard a peep from the aliens.  Does that mean that we’re the smartest things in this part of the universe, or that they’ve decided to deliberately keep a low profile? 

In this fascinating talk, Dr Shostak looks at the modern efforts to discover other intelligence in the universe and what – if anything – our failure might be telling us.
Dr Seth Shostak was brought to New Zealand with the help of the New Zealand Astrobiology Network and Milky-Way.kiwi for the Astrobiology Australasia Meeting (AAM2018), and we are thrilled to offer you the extraordinary opportunity to hear him speak.

Timotimo Under the Stars – 8.00pm Adults Performance

Celebrate Matariki at Sapce Place with Timotimo Under The Stars

Celebrate Matariki at Space Place. Join Timotimo under the stars in the Planetarium dome for magical Matariki stories. This 45 minute session transports you to the stars and back through waiata, tāonga pūoro and movement.

SPACE PLACE / WED 27 JUNE, 6:30PM (WHANAU PERFORMANCE), 8:00PM (ADULTS PERFORMANCE) / GENERAL ADMISSION CHARGES APPLY 

Timotimo Under the Stars – 6.30pm Whanau Performance

Celebrate Matariki at Sapce Place with Timotimo Under The Stars

Celebrate Matariki at Space Place. Join Timotimo under the stars in the Planetarium dome for magical Matariki stories. This 45 minute session transports you to the stars and back through waiata, tāonga pūoro and movement.

SPACE PLACE / WED 27 JUNE, 6:30PM (WHANAU PERFORMANCE), 8:00PM (ADULTS PERFORMANCE) / GENERAL ADMISSION CHARGES APPLY