Astronomy on Tap – December 3

The first Tuesday of every month, Space Place invites you for evening drinks and discourse about the universe with Senior Science Communicator Haritina Mogosanu. From updates on what’s happening in the night sky to the newest discoveries in our solar system, Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening learning the secrets of the universe  with a community of space-minded aficionados.  

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $39–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

Sci Fi Sundays: Tremors (1990)

Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star in this pitchperfect Creature Feature that finds that sweet spot between comedy and horror with a character-driven script and first-rate special FX. Family-friendly, and better for it, this was monster hit on VHS video back in the day, but here’s a rare chance to see, hear and feel the earth move on the big screen.

Space Place | Sunday 24 November | 7pm | Tickets $15 | Bookings Recommended

Astronomy on Tap – November 5

The first Tuesday of every month, Space Place invites you for evening drinks and discourse about the universe with Senior Science Communicator Haritina Mogosanu. From updates on what’s happening in the night sky to the newest discoveries in our solar system, Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening learning the secrets of the universe  with a community of space-minded aficionados.  

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $39–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

 

Stargazing 101

Wellington as a capital city has a remarkably low level of light pollution meaning we can see plenty (but not too much) in our night skies. We would like to become the capital city which knows its skies. This five week course supports participants to learn and understand the night sky they are seeing, and get basic orientation skills. No experience necessary. Sessions stand alone. Suitable for age 12 and up.

Space Place | Mondays from 4 November – 2 December | 7pm – 9pm | $125 for entire course | Bookings Essential

Sci Fi Sundays: Night of the Comet (1984)

A 1980’s artifact with a capital A, this tongue-in-cheek apocalyptic romp is a hidden gem from the year of Orwellian prophecy. As a retro-fun primer for Halloween, it ticks all the boxes: Plucky female hero with a perm? Tick. Mulletpop Soundtrack? Check. Influence on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? You betcha. So don’t wait for the dubious remake that is apparently in the works!

Presented in partnership with Aro Video.

Space Place | Sunday 27 October | 7pm | Tickets $15 | Bookings Recommended

Space Place School Holiday Programme – Tuesday 8 October

This is an opportunity to engage your children with the skies above and what lies beyond Earth. With a little knowledge and the stars above they will no longer have any reason to be bored and can take their new knowledge to play outside. Let us take them into space like they have never experienced before! Suitable for 7-12 year olds.

Kids should bring their own morning tea and drink bottle. We do not recommend booking for both sessions as the same activity is repeated each day.

Space Place | Tuesday 8 October | 9am-12pm | Tickets $30 | Bookings Essential

Other dates: Monday 7 October

Space Place School Holiday Programme – Monday 7 October

This is an opportunity to engage your children with the skies above and what lies beyond Earth. With a little knowledge and the stars above they will no longer have any reason to be bored and can take their new knowledge to play outside. Let us take them into space like they have never experienced before! Suitable for 7-12 year olds.

Kids should bring their own morning tea and drink bottle. We do not recommend booking for both sessions as the same activity is repeated each day.

Space Place | Monday 7 October | 9am-12pm | Tickets $30 | Bookings Essential

Other dates: Tuesday 8 October

Astronomy on Tap – October 1

The first Tuesday of every month, Space Place invites you for evening drinks and discourse about the universe with Senior Science Communicator Haritina Mogosanu. From updates on what’s happening in the night sky to the newest discoveries in our solar system, Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening learning the secrets of the universe  with a community of space-minded aficionados.  

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $39–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

Sci Fi Sundays: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

A remake of a bona fide sci-fi classic from the 1950’s that updates the premise for a more savvy and cynical 1970’s audience this is a jewel of a science-fiction thriller that ranks among the very best. Possessed with a strong allegorical layer, famously read as capitalism vs. communism, this version can be equally savoured through the elegance of its production and paranoiafueled suspense.

Space Place | Sunday 29 September | 7pm | Tickets $15 | Bookings Recommended

Mary Ocher

Fresh off the recording of a new album and touring over 25 countries with the much celebrated “The West Against The People” Mary Ocher returns to Wellington in September, performing in the planetarium at Space Place.

Over the past decade Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms.

“The West Against The People” was released on H.J. Irmler’s label Klangbad (of Krautrock pioneers Faust). It features collaborations with elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin and an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.

Immerse:
Space Place/ Sunday 15 September/ 8.30PM, Doors open at 8PM/ $20/ Bookings essential

Listen:
1. Across Red Lines

2. A Beginning of Disobedience (feat. Your Government)

Event Image: Thank you to Klara Johanna Michel for the beautiful image of Mary Ocher for this listing.

Watch:
The Endlessness

To the Light