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Space Place at Carter Observatory

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40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
04 910 3140 www.museumswellington.org.nz

Space Place is housed in Carter Observatory, New Zealand’s longest-serving national observatory. The Observatory is named after Charles Rooking Carter, an English immigrant who gifted £2,240 from his estate to the Royal Society of New Zealand. It was his wish that the money be used to establish an astronomical observatory in Wellington for the benefit of the people of New Zealand. Parliament established Carter Observatory in 1937 and it opened its doors in 1941. Carter became a base for astronomical research in New Zealand. Work began with solar investigations and when new staff joined during the 1970s, it expanded to include variable stars, galaxies and asteroids. Carter Observatory became New Zealand’s National Observatory in 1977. In 2005, a government report recommended that Carter Observatory be transformed into a world-class visitor attraction, paving the way for Space Place.

May 2019

Sci Fi Sundays: The City of Lost Children (1995)

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$15 Sold out
City of Lost Children

To save his brother, carnival strongman One (Ron Pearlman) is pitted against cyborg cults, gangs of wayward orphans, trained circus fleas, and dream-thief Krank in this gorgeously shot, steampunk masterpiece. From French directors Marc Caro (Delicatessen) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie). M (In French with English Subtitles) SPACE PLACE / 7PM (DOORS 6:30PM) / SUN 26 MAY / $15.00

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June 2019

Astronomy on Tap – June 4

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 58 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

The first Tuesday of every month, Space Place invites you for evening drinks and discourse about the universe. 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

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July 2019

Astronomy on Tap – July 2

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 58 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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August 2019

Astronomy on Tap – August 6

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 58 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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September 2019

Astronomy on Tap – September 3

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 60 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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October 2019

Astronomy on Tap – October 1

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 60 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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November 2019

Astronomy on Tap – November 5

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 60 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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December 2019

Astronomy on Tap – December 3

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$39 60 tickets left
Astronomy on Tap

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…

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