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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.

November 2020

Astronomy on Tap – November 3rd

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$42.00
Red crescent moon in a wine glass

Explore the Universe. No international travel needed. Astronomy on Tap is a stellar way to travel from Pōneke into the depths of Universe and beyond. Cheers the stars with a date, mate or fly solo. Upon arrival, receive a drink, sit back and relax in our digital full-dome planetarium as we explore the night sky. Complete your trip through the galaxy with our grazing table, cash bar, and a look through interactive exhibitions.   Space Place | $42pp | Tuesday,…

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December 2020

Astronomy on Tap – December 1st

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$42.00
Red crescent moon in a wine glass

Explore the Universe. No international travel needed. Astronomy on Tap is a stellar way to travel from Pōneke into the depths of Universe and beyond. Cheers the stars with a date, mate or fly solo. Upon arrival, receive a drink, sit back and relax in our digital full-dome planetarium as we explore the night sky. Complete your trip through the galaxy with our grazing table, cash bar, and a look through interactive exhibitions.   Space Place | $42pp | Tuesday,…

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January 2021

Astronomy on Tap – January 5th

January 5, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Botanic Gardens
Wellington, New Zealand
$42.00
Red crescent moon in a wine glass

Explore the Universe. No international travel needed. Astronomy on Tap is a stellar way to travel from Pōneke into the depths of Universe and beyond. Cheers the stars with a date, mate or fly solo. Upon arrival, receive a drink, sit back and relax in our digital full-dome planetarium as we explore the night sky. Complete your trip through the galaxy with our grazing table, cash bar, and a look through interactive exhibitions.   Space Place | $42pp | Tuesday,…

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