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International Archeoastronomer comes to Carter Observatory

Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:17 pm | Carter Observatory

In association with Victoria University and the Society for Māori Astronomy, Research and Traditions (SMART), Carter Observatory hosts acclaimed British Archeoastronomer Clive Ruggles in a unique talk about Ancient Solar Observatories in two very different ... More >>

Murder on the International Space Station

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 11:06 am | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory plays host to a Halloween party with a difference this October when tricks and treats take a turn for the worse on the International Space Station. Someone has been murdered, and there is nowhere to run when you’re in space. Carter ... More >>

The Art of Night

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 3:16 pm | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory zooms in on astrophotography in a photography exhibition featuring works by award-winning photographer, Mark Gee from Sunday 5 October – Saturday 18 October. More >>

Living on Mars

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 4:36 pm | Carter Observatory

President of the Mars Society New Zealand, Hari Mogosanu joins Carter Observatory on Thursday 15 May to discuss what the human living condition might be like on Mars. Since 2011, Mogosanu has been training at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah ... More >>

Carter Observatory Looks to the Sky for Total Lunar Eclipse

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 1:52 pm | Carter Observatory

Wellington’s Carter Observatory will be giving visitors the chance to experience one of the sky’s most stunning displays next Tuesday evening (April 15) when the first of two total lunar eclipses this year will be visible from earth. More >>

Carter Observatory:Murder on the International Space Station

Monday, 3 March 2014, 2:50 pm | Carter Observatory

Step into a world of interstellar intrigue with Carter Observatory’s first ever Murder Mystery Evening. Become part of the theatre experience as you step into a role and help solve the dastardly death of a public figure. More >>

Help Carter Observatory’s Astronomy Box Outreach Programme

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:58 pm | Carter Observatory

Schools have been lining up to use Carter Observatory’s new, free resource, the Astronomy Box, but there’s a catch. They currently have to cover the cost of shipping. So Carter have organised a fundraising event at Lighthouse Cuba Cinema at 6pm on ... More >>

New Season of events coming up at Carter Observatory

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 4:04 pm | Carter Observatory

9 January 2013 Fly Me to the Moon Getting you closer to the moon is what the next few months are all about at Carter Observatory. Every planetarium show will feature a live section about the moon - stories, features, Apollo missions - so get your ... More >>

Inspiring Local Photos in New Exhibition

Monday, 16 December 2013, 12:41 pm | Carter Observatory

See our region from a different angle in this compelling exhibition of new photos at Carter from 15 December to 11 January 2014. “The exhibition shows that Wellington is a vibrant place for photography. There are some really exciting, innovative images ... More >>

Dynamic Earth: Carter’s new Planetarium Show

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 5:33 pm | Carter Observatory

Of all the wonders in the universe, it is our own blue-green planet that is the most extraordinary. Dynamic Earth , premiering Wednesday 20 November at Carter Observatory, will make audiences marvel at the planet we call home. More >>

Adopt a Star at Carter Observatory

Monday, 21 October 2013, 4:02 pm | Carter Observatory

Those of us looking for something just a little bit different for the special ones in our lives can now adopt a star from Carter Observatory. Presented with your very own certificate you can select a Single Star, a Binary Star for couples, or a Super ... More >>

Carter Observatory’s First Ever Photo Competition

Monday, 7 October 2013, 2:29 pm | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory are calling all Greater Wellington photographers of all ages – amateur and professional – to enter our first ever photography competition with the theme of ‘Light and Dark’. More >>

Night Sky Photography with Mark Gee

Monday, 12 August 2013, 3:15 pm | Carter Observatory

On the heels of Jo Elliott’s Scared Geometry exhibition, Carter Observatory has invited world-renowned photographer Mark Gee to give two practical workshops, offering insider tips and tricks on how to take beautiful night sky photos. More >>

From Galileo to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

Monday, 1 July 2013, 1:02 pm | Carter Observatory

Join us to celebrate the launch of our new planetarium film "Two Small Pieces of Glass" on Wednesday, July 17 at 6.30pm. More >>

Matariki Family Fun Day at Carter Observatory

Monday, 13 May 2013, 2:09 pm | Carter Observatory

Celebrate our Māori New Year with a stellar day out for the whole family at Carter Observatory who will be host to a cosmos full of fun, alongside Capital E and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea. More >>

Carter Observatory wants to fill your head with space

Monday, 11 February 2013, 11:48 am | Carter Observatory

Take a bunch of people, put them in a state of the art planetarium, wire their heads up to Wellington Hospital's high-tech EEG brain scanning machine, and turn on the stars. What do you get? More >>

Romance Under The Stars!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 3:53 pm | Carter Observatory

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 30 January 2013 Romance Under The Stars! People have been looking up at the stars for thousands and thousands of years, and the night sky above us has long been associated with romantic love. From Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku ... More >>

Space Rocks! at Carter

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 3:33 pm | Carter Observatory

Space Rocks! at Carter It’s all about meteorites, comets and asteroids at Carter this summer. Carter Observatory offers some great family fun over these school holidays. Over the holidays there will be plenty of activities to keep the whole family occupied ... More >>

Wellington’s “Other” Big Premier

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 10:21 am | Carter Observatory

15 November 2012 Wellington’s “Other” Big Premier Are we Alone? Have you ever wondered if there is life out there in the Universe? What would an alien life form look like? And where do we start our search? Carter Observatory is delighted to announce ... More >>

(Nearly) Total Eclipse of the Sun

Monday, 5 November 2012, 3:13 pm | Carter Observatory

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release 5 November 2012 (Nearly) Total Eclipse of the Heart Sun A solar eclipse can be one of the most dramatic of celestial events with the sky going completely black if you’re lucky enough to be in the right place ... More >>

 

 

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