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 – May 5

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 – April 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

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 

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

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Made just two years later than ‘A Christmas Story’, this is the sensational debut splash from fledgling genius Tim Burton. Also not widely in circulation in this part of the world since the VHS days, there may be a whole generation that has overlooked one of the celebrated director’s comic masterpieces, to say nothing of the hilarious adult wunderkind creation of Pee-Wee Herman himself.

 

Space Place | Sunday 26th January | 6.30 PM doors | 7PM start | $15 | Bookings recommended 

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