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Neil deGrasse Tyson - A Cosmic Perspective

Talk/Show

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is in New Zealand for the first time! 

A Cosmic Perspective will see the most famous face in modern science perform in Auckland, which will include a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish. 

Dr deGrasse Tyson is an expert on star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way; as well as being a best-selling author, an Emmy Award winner, the recipient of nineteen honorary doctorates, and once named “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive”.

He will guide Kiwi audiences on a trip across the cosmos, and help attempt to make sense of some of our biggest questions.

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Where:

Spark Arena
Auckland

When:

Sun 9 Jul

Who for:

Everyone

Auckland

Prof Brian Cox

Talk/Show

An Evening of Scientific Phenomena with special guest, Robin Ince.

Professor Brian Cox is one of the world’s foremost communicator of all thing scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his scientific television shows groundbreaking in their audience reach and accessibility.

Brian Cox is presenting an all-new live stage show. Joining Brian on stage will be British comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince, Brian’s co-host on The Infinite Monkey Cage radio show.

Professor Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist at the University of Manchester and Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science. He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC, boosting the popularity of astronomy, physics and exploration.

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Where:

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Auckland

When:

Tues 7 Nov

Who for:

Everyone

Auckland

International Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Exhibition

A must-see for nature lovers and photographers, the Natural History Museum's ever popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to Auckland Museum for an exclusive showing of 100 stunning new photographs.

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Where:

Auckland Museum
Auckland

When:

Fri 7 Jul - Sun 3 Dec

Who for:

Everyone

Auckland

The Innovators

Exhibition

The Innovators is an exhibition that celebrates not only the achievements but the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.

Gain a unique insight into the personal attributes and thought processes of ordinary Kiwis who have achieved extraordinary feats. The exhibition explores the personalities and contributions of the well-known public figures, and equally importantly, their lesser known colleagues who work behind the scenes but without whom the innovations would not be possible.

Innovators sharing their stories and hard-won wisdom include Peter Beck from Rocket Lab, Rod Drury from Xero, Ian Taylor from Animation Research Limited, Frances Valintine from The Mind Lab by Unitec and Dr Keith Alexander from Springfree Trampoline.

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Where:

Museum of Transport and Technology
Auckland

When:

Now & ongoing

Who for:

Everyone

Auckland