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Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Celebrate the creation of the southern hemisphere’s first International Dark Sky Reserve! Events include stargazing, lectures, a concert, an essay and poetry competition, documentaries on the night sky, a photographic exhibition, and more.

Event details

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  • Canterbury
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show
  • Festival

Date and time

Fri 13 to Sun 15 October

Who for

Everyone

Conservation Week 2017

Conservation Week gives you the opportunity to celebrate the natural environment and help take care of your local special places. There are heaps of these places in New Zealand that you can visit all year round with your family and friends.

Event details

Conservationweek
  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Activity

Date and time

Sat 14 - Sun 22 October

Who for

Everyone

Sediment and Seashores: community day

Discover the amazing marine animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone, and participate in a long-term monitoring programme looking at change on the rocky shores of Otago Harbour.

Event details

SSevent
  • Otago
  • Citizen/participatory science
  • Activity

Date and time

Sunday 22 October, 11am - 1pm

Who for

Everyone

Science NZ: 25 year anniversary

Over two days at Te Papa Museum, Wellington: Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November, Science New Zealand presents a variety of informative, educational public talks that will enthral, inspire and fascinate you. Bring your family and friends along!

Event details

25Stamp
  • Wellington
  • Activity
  • Exhibition
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 10 - Sat 11 November

Who for

Everyone

Art under pressure: styrofoam geoscience

Create a piece of art on a Styrofoam cup or plate relating to one or more of: the Hikurangi plate boundary, earthquakes, tsunamis and/or emergency preparedness. Best entries will be sent 1000m down to the seafloor by the research boat JOIDES Resolution.

Event details

art under pressure
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Online
  • Activity
  • Competition

Date and time

Competition closes 17 November

Who for

Year 1-8 students

Name A Deep Sea Observatory

Have you ever named a deep sea observatory? Well, this is your chance! There aren't many of them in the world at all! The two best winning names will be painted on the two observatories and get a tour of the research ship JOIDES Resolution.

Event details

Deep sea obers
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Online
  • Activity
  • Competition

Date and time

Competition closes 17 November

Who for

Year 9-12 students

Dunedin Maths Craft Day

Make a Möbius strip, crochet a hyperbolic plane, build a fractal sculpture, fold an origami octahedron, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts.

Event details

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  • Otago
  • Activity

Date and time

Sun 11 February, 10am - 5pm

Who for

Everyone