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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 >>

Carter Observatory wins in Cyber Space

Monday, 24 September 2012, 3:48 pm | Carter Observatory

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release 24 September 2012 Carter Observatory wins in Cyber Space Carter Observatory is pleased to announce that they have won an eTourism award in the Tourism Attractions, Activities and Tours category of the inaugural ... More >>

Extreme Life Forms Found at Carter Observatory

Friday, 21 September 2012, 1:50 pm | Carter Observatory

21 September 2012 Extreme Life Forms Found at Carter Observatory Carter Observatory is playing host to a number of extreme life forms over the next three months. Through a series of events from September to November, we’re exploring life in its various ... More >>

Curious about Curiosity?

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 10:12 am | Carter Observatory

Robotics has come a long way! NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the red planet at 5.31pm on Monday 6 August and you’re invited to Carter Observatory to witness this scientifically significant event, if Curiosity survives its descent ... More >>

Pluto’s Atmosphere Probed from Carter Observatory

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 11:35 am | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory has helped in an international collaboration to probe the depths of Pluto’s atmosphere. More >>

The Return of the KiwiMartians

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 9:50 am | Carter Observatory

The KiwiMars crew returns to Carter Observatory for a special public event on Wednesday 18 July to share their experience of their time on “Mars”. This is your chance to meet the crew and find out about their work and learn more about exploration of ... More >>

Celebrate Matariki at Carter

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 4:56 pm | Carter Observatory

Kicking off this year’s Matariki celebrations, Carter Observatory and Capital E are hosting a Matariki-themed family fun day complete with crafts, storytelling and star prizes! More >>

Treat Your Mum – Mums Go Free at Carter this Sunday!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 4:46 pm | Carter Observatory

Is your mother a superstar? Give your Mum an out of this world Mother’s Day this year at Carter Observatory. On Sunday 13 May, Mums get in free of charge with one paying person. More >>

Carter Observatory reaches 100,000 visitors

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 1:26 pm | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory is delighted to have welcomed over 100,000 visitors since March 2010. This is a major milestone for Carter, and a great reward for the hard work done since it reopened after an extensive refurbishment. More >>

Inspire your nights with a visit to Carter Observatory

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1:03 pm | Carter Observatory

Hot on the heels of the meteor sighting over Wellington this week, the team at Carter Observatory wants to remind you of some special activities happening at Carter in April. More >>

Sunny Side up at Carter!

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 1:34 pm | Carter Observatory

Looking for the sunnyside of life? … even if the weather’s a bit dodgy? Help you we can. Carter Observatory has lots of fun kids activities running during the school holidays, as well as regular screenings of our new planetarium show “Wildest ... More >>

Searching for Stars

Monday, 12 December 2011, 12:10 pm | Carter Observatory

As Carter Observatory gets ready to celebrate 70 years of operation, we are keen to find out who these boys are and whether they still visit the Observatory as adults. In the 1980’s these four school boys visited Carter Observatory and this photo ... More >>

Here Comes the Sun

Friday, 9 December 2011, 4:12 pm | Carter Observatory

Children are invited to take part in a mystery summer trail at Carter Observatory these holidays, searching through the multi-media space galleries for the hidden Sun during 17 December to 29 January. More >>

You’ll be Glad you Live on Earth!

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 4:37 pm | Carter Observatory

National Geographic Entertainment’s Wildest Weather in the Solar System debuts in digital full-dome planetariums worldwide in 2011. New Zealand’s premiere will be held at Carter Observatory in an exclusive evening event on 30 November. More >>

Launch a Rocket, Touch the Moon!

Friday, 7 October 2011, 12:26 pm | Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory has loads of family fun planned for these October school holidays. Between our two new exhibits and a range of fun filled activities, there’s plenty going on to keep young and old alike busy. More >>

Māori Navigation with Papa Tip

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 11:09 pm | Carter Observatory

“A revival of ocean voyaging in traditional waka hourua began in the early 1990s. Voyaging is an expression of Māori culture that intimately involves Tātai Arorangi (astronomy) as well as many other cultural practices. The practice of voyaging enables ... More >>

Using the Stars to Get from There to Here

Monday, 26 September 2011, 11:48 am | Carter Observatory

Navigation Nights continues at Carter Observatory with a special evening event featuring a talk from sailor and celestial navigation tutor Dr Julie Teetsov on Tuesday 27 September. More >>

Wear Your Rugby Shirt–Half Price Entry at Carter this Sunday

Friday, 23 September 2011, 3:36 pm | Carter Observatory

3…2…1…Blast off for a day of family fun at Carter Observatory this Sunday from 10am until 5:30pm. Not only will there be heaps of awesome activities – but if you wear your favourite rugby shirt, you’ll get in for half price. More >>

Aboriginal Stories of the Stars Shine at Carter

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:40 pm | Carter Observatory

"From There to Here - 1,000 Years of Navigation" kicks off at Carter Observatory with a talk by special guest Paul Curnow, and the New Zealand premiere of a special Australian sky show in the Pelorus Trust Planetarium on 20th September. Paul Curnow ... More >>