Star Gazing and Aurora Chasing
Adventures in Astronomy Around and Above New Zealand.
We are fortunate to engage Dr Ian Griffin, Director of Otago Museum, for a free talk on Astronomy at the bookshop. He’s an inspiring, knowledgeable speaker and we look forward to hearing more about the Museum and Planetarium in Dunedin, stargazing and Aurora hunting in our area.
There will be announcements on an upcoming evening, Friday 26 October, about Oamaru’s Observatory by our local astronomer Damien McNamara. We’re lucky to have Dark Sky Reserves here in Otago and South Island, Mount John Observatory near Tekapo, another Planetarium at Mount Cook Hermitage and plenty to see in the Southern night skies. Aurora postcards with photos of those magical displays taken from Oamaru will be available, and space exploration news will be talking points at the evening event.
It is always fun to learn from others, and all of our Slide Night talks end up expanding our conversations along with our sense of wonder.
When and Where
26 October 2018
7pm drinks and nibbles
7 Harbour Street, Oamaru.
50 seats only. Reservations essential.