Astronomy on Tap – June 2

Tuesday night out! There are so many puns we could put together on why you could have a drink and nibbles at Space Place…are there stars in your eyes, come join a stellar audience, what’s written in the stars…OK we’ll stop now.

Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a night out getting amongst the stars with a date, mate, or flying solo. Enjoy a drink on arrival as part of entry and then sit back and relax in the dark planetarium while presented with the skies above on screen, takes you from Wellington out to the Universe and beyond. 

This is a great way to leave your earthly troubles behind and learn a little about is happening above our heads. There are also nibbles to enjoy and the interactive exhibition at Space Place to wonder around with another drink from the cash bar.

So, spend the night with us getting to know your night skies with your favourite friends.

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $42–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

Astronomy on Tap – March 3

Tuesday night out! There are so many puns we could put together on why you could have a drink and nibbles at Space Place…are there stars in your eyes, come join a stellar audience, what’s written in the stars…OK we’ll stop now.

Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a night out getting amongst the stars with a date, mate, or flying solo. Enjoy a drink on arrival as part of entry and then sit back and relax in the dark planetarium while presented with the skies above on screen, takes you from Wellington out to the Universe and beyond. 

This is a great way to leave your earthly troubles behind and learn a little about is happening above our heads. There are also nibbles to enjoy and the interactive exhibition at Space Place to wonder around with another drink from the cash bar.

So, spend the night with us getting to know your night skies with your favourite friends.

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $42–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

Telescope 101

Got a telescope but have no idea how to use it? This introductory course will give you the tools and knowledge to get started!

The course supports participants to understand and learn the theory and practicality of using a telescope. Suitable for beginners and novices; those who are thinking of buying a telescope, those who are a bit rusty and want to get back into it; those who have never learned the finer details.

Night sky viewing weather and light permitting.

 

Programme covers:

  • basics of telescope
  • setting it up to use
  • eyepieces and attachments
  • mounts and collimation
  • intro to astrophotography

Space Place | Mondays 24th February, 2nd, 9th 16th March | 7PM – 9PM | $150 for the entire course | Bookings essential 

Aphrodite’s Delight – 4:30pm-5:30pm

Find delight in a wonderful evening of stargazing as you travel through the Milky Way and ignite your romance along the way, aided by stories of the ancient celestial past.

Our most popular show gets a date night twist with ancient legends of love in the night sky.

The Aphrodite’s Delight package for two includes admission to Space Place where you can explore the stunning interactive galleries, be treated to a special live planetarium show about famous romances of mythology, telescope viewing*, and a goodie bag, full of delicious treats for two!

Join us at Space Place at the top of the Cable Car where stunning views over the city is just the beginning of your evening. It’s the perfect pre or post-dinner entertainment.

Limited seating available. Advance booking highly recommended. There will also be a cash bar.

$70 per couple for the wine excluded package.

Friday 14th February | 4:30pm-5:30pm | Alcohol free session | Bookings essential 

Goodie bag includes:

  • Whittakers chocolate
  • Caramel popcorn from Starta
  • Sweetheart biscuits from 
  • Kettle Chips
  • Shop discount voucher
  • Tote bag

Gluten free and vegan options available, limited numbers available.  

*weather dependent

Astronomy on Tap – February 4

Tuesday night out! There are so many puns we could put together on why you could have a drink and nibbles at Space Place…are there stars in your eyes, come join a stellar audience, what’s written in the stars…OK we’ll stop now.

Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a night out getting amongst the stars with a date, mate, or flying solo. Enjoy a drink on arrival as part of entry and then sit back and relax in the dark planetarium while presented with the skies above on screen, takes you from Wellington out to the Universe and beyond. 

This is a great way to leave your earthly troubles behind and learn a little about is happening above our heads. There are also nibbles to enjoy and the interactive exhibition at Space Place to wonder around with another drink from the cash bar.

So, spend the night with us getting to know your night skies with your favourite friends.

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $42–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

Sun 101

Learn about the Sun in our planetarium and weather permitting look at it through our solar telescope.

Learn about the solar cycles; the astrophysics of a star; why it is dangerous to look at the Sun with the naked eye; the damage the Sun can cause to Earth including solar flares (and why there hasn’t been a major one lately); and the latest data from the satellites orbiting the Sun.

Space Place | Monday 3rd and 10th February | 5PM – 7PM | $40 | Bookings essential

Astronomy on Tap – January 7

Tuesday night out! There are so many puns we could put together on why you could have a drink and nibbles at Space Place…are there stars in your eyes, come join a stellar audience, what’s written in the stars…OK we’ll stop now.

Astronomy on Tap is the perfect way to spend a night out getting amongst the stars with a date, mate, or flying solo. Enjoy a drink on arrival as part of entry and then sit back and relax in the dark planetarium while presented with the skies above on screen, takes you from Wellington out to the Universe and beyond. 

This is a great way to leave your earthly troubles behind and learn a little about is happening above our heads. There are also nibbles to enjoy and the interactive exhibition at Space Place to wonder around with another drink from the cash bar.

So, spend the night with us getting to know your night skies with your favourite friends.

Space Place/ 8PM/ Each Event: $42–ticket price includes refreshments and one drink upon arrival/ Cash Bar

A Christmas Story (1983)

Make no mistake, Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story is the coolest Christmas movie ever made. Though a seasonal staple on North American TV since its release in 1983, it is still hardly known down under for distribution reasons unknown. It’s set back when America was great – when all a 9-year-old innocent wants for Christmas is an air rifle! From this premise, the ho-ho-ho’s come thick and fast while it’s refreshingly free of customary Hallmark card sentiment.

 

Space Place | Sunday 15th December | 6.30 PM doors | 7PM start | $15 | Bookings recommended 

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