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 

Sci-Fi Sundays: Event Horizon

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

Watch Sci-Fi Sundays: Event Horizon in the Planetarium   

When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate. Accompanied by the Event Horizon’s creator, William Weir (Sam Neill), the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne), begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes clear that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon’s previous journey are still present. R16 rating.

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Go back in time with this family favourite!  It’s the ‘80s classic directed by Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Forrest Gump) and stars Michael J Fox who plays Marty McFly – a 17-year-old high school student who accidentally gets sent back thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown played by Christopher Lloyd. PG Rating

SPACE PLACE / SUN 29 APR, 6:30PM / $10 CHILD (Under 16) $15 ADULT

Space Place School Holidays: High Fliers 19th April

Space Place School Holidays: High Fliers

Explore the miracle of flight! Discover the science behind how heavy planes appear to fly effortlessly through the air and why bats, birds, and bugs can fly, but humans can’t.

The kids will be in a workshop to make their own airborne creation, then race against others to see whose invention glides the furthest.  Suitable for children aged 7+ years

SPACE PLACE / TUES 17, WED 18,  OR THUR 19 APR, 9AM – 12:30PM / $30 PER CHILD / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Space Place School Holidays: High Fliers 18th April

Space Place School Holidays: High Fliers

Explore the miracle of flight! Discover the science behind how heavy planes appear to fly effortlessly through the air and why bats, birds, and bugs can fly, but humans can’t.

The kids will be in a workshop to make their own airborne creation, then race against others to see whose invention glides the furthest.  Suitable for children aged 7+ years

SPACE PLACE / TUES 17, WED 18,  OR THUR 19 APR, 9AM – 12:30PM / $30 PER CHILD / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL