Discover what’s happening near you. There are opportunities to get involved in research, awards to apply for, conferences and workshops to get along to, and fun activities for schools and families.
Until October, primary school students (up to Year 8) have the opportunity to have our experts answer their questions! Each month there is a different topic, ranging from space/astronomy to globalisation.
Our experts will then select two questions per week to answer, and these will be posted on the Royal Society of New Zealand website and sent out to schools around the country.
For May, the topic is...
For this, your question can be about forces, motion, gravity, magnetism, light, sound, waves, or electricity.
Examples could be: 'How does an aeroplane stay in the air?’ or ‘Why does snow fall more slowly than rain?’
Send your questions by 24 April to make sure they're in the bag in time for the experts to choose from!
NZ wide (only)
Send your question by Fri 24 Apr
Primary school children
Three amazing events over three weekends in May!
May 6th – Space & Science Festival @NIGHT
Evening event focused on Astronomy with the Wellington Astronomical Society, Bioluminescent Bug Art with Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Science Talks and fun with Physics. Plus a chance to meet special guests from NASA!
Onslow College in Johnsonville, Wellington; 6pm - 10pm (weather dependent)
May 13th – Space & Science Festival @DAY
Daytime event focused on Flying Machines, Maths Craft, Engineering with Robots & Electronics, Coding, Science Talks and fun with Physics, Chemistry & Biological sciences. Plus a chance to meet special guests from NASA!
Onslow College in Johnsonville, Wellington; 12noon - 4pm (all weathers)
May 20th – The Art of Night with Mark Gee
Late night event focused on Astrophotography with award winning local Astrophotographer Mark Gee.
Red Rocks Reserve, Wellington; 7pm until late (weather dependent)
Johnsonville and Red Rocks
Sat 6, 13 & 20 May
The Hutt STEMM Festival is your chance to discover the incredible things being made in the region.
The festival educates, inspires and showcases the Hutt Valley's strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM).
This is the third annual festival, which consists of two weeks of events run by a wide array of local businesses and organisations, across different locations, with the majority being interactive and free.
Sat 6 - Sun 21 May