Yuri’s Night

The whole world celebrates “Yuri’s Night” each year in honour of the first person in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Space Place is bringing the party to Wellington with a special edition planetarium show followed by a stellar space-themed, fancy-dress, dance party with Dj TV Disko.

SPACE PLACE / 8:30PM-12AM / FRI 12 APRIL / $12.50/ CASH BAR

Annabel Alpers’ Remote: A Live Sound Sculpture

Annabel Alpers’ project ‘Remote’ is a live sonic experience evolving in surround-sound under the Planetarium dome, as constellations and galaxies fly by. ‘Remote’ is a natural progression from Annabel’s earlier project, ‘Bachelorette’, in her search for cathartic beauty in sound.

SPACE PLACE / THURS 21 FEB, 7:30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) / $20 / CASH BAR

Valentine’s Day at Space Place: Aphrodite’s Delight

Do they fly you to the moon? Give your special someone the star treatment this Valentine’s Day with a fanciful flight through the Milky Way as we cover some of the greatest romance stories of the ancient celestial past. Our Aphrodite’s Delight package for two includes admission to Space Place, a special live planetarium show about famous mythological romances, telescope viewing (weather dependent) and delicious sweet treats for two.
It’s the perfect pre or post-dinner entertainment.

SPACE PLACE / THURS FEB 14

4:30PM (Alcohol-free package at $70 per couple)

6PM, 7:30PM & 9PM /  $95 per couple. 
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Astronomy on Tap: Moons of the Solar System

With two exceptions, planets in our solar system have moons, and several have turned out to be worlds of their own. Astronomer Galileo Galilei first understood distant moons in 1610. Since then, we’ve landed on Earth’s and sent probes to another with an eye toward visiting more in the future. Come discover these distant worlds with us.

SPACE PLACE / TUES 5 FEBRUARY / 8PM

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