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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

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

Date and time

Fri 13 to Sun 15 October

Who for

Everyone

A Planet for Goldilocks: Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecture

"Not too hot, not too cold" is the prescription for a world that's just right for life as we know it. Dr Natalie Batalha, Mission Scientist and astrophysicist at NASA, gives an overview of the Kepler Mission and finding these 'Goldilocks' planets.

Event details

NatalieBatalha
  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 6 - Thurs 19 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 and the Arts: Creating futures

Is Mānuka our new weapon in our battle for clean waterways? How can creative research projects connecting young people with artists and communities give them the skills and confidence to tackle the big issues? Jacqui and Elspeth answer these questions.

Event details

Science and the Arts Creating futures Wellington 1507168039
  • Wellington
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Thurs 2 November, 6pm - 7pm

Who for

Everyone

The future is STEM

Demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills is skyrocketing. If you enjoy STEM in high school, you could very well be on your way to a prosperous career. But what are you options? And where do you start? You need a gameplan!

Event details

FutureisSTEM
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Canterbury
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Fri 27 October to Sat 4 November

Who for

Students in Years 10-12 (younger also fine) and parents

Brian Cox in New Zealand

Brian Cox, well-known for his BBC science programs, is presenting an all-new live stage show. Alongside him is Robin Ince, British comedian, actor and writer and Brian’s co-host on The Infinite Monkey Cage radio show.

Event details

briancox
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Tues 7 Nov (Auckland), Wed 8 Nov (Wellington)

Who for

Everyone