EVENT (May 4-10): Light Week

  The Museum of Transport and Technology is celebrating 2015 as the International Year of Light by hosting special ‘Light Week’ activities from 2 – 10 May. Visitors will be able to explore with night vision goggles, express themselves with… Continue Reading →

EVENT (20th June): Space Night

“Science comes Alive under a starry sky” On Saturday June 20th 5-9pm, Crofton Downs Primary School, Wellington Have you ever launched a water-powered Rocket from your school sport’s field… Or seen a playground full of telescopes poised to capture the… Continue Reading →

EVENT (28 March): Earth Hour

  Artificial lighting is essential to modern society, but we must raise awareness of how much of our lighting wastes energy and pollutes our view of the beauty of the night sky.  Promoting energy-efficient and smart lighting solutions so that… Continue Reading →

EVENT (April 27th): Nature’s Light Show

Nature’s Light Show An evening of explanations, photos and videos of nature’s light show, the Aurora Australis, that plays in our southern night sky. Stephen Voss – Astronomy and Aurora Photographer Ian Griffin – Director of the Otago Museum &… Continue Reading →

EVENT (April 11th-18th): Celebration of Light Festival

Science Alive! is running the The Celebration of Light Festival at (CPIT) Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. [mapsmarker marker=”12″] The festival will offer a unique and innovative educational opportunity for young and old to understand and learn about Light and… Continue Reading →

EVENT (March 29th): MOTAT Science Street Fair

DISCOVER THE FASCINATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AT THE MOTAT SCIENCE STREET FAIR   Interact with leading Kiwi Scientists and learn more about forensic science, ultrasound machines, stenography (or the science of hiding secret messages within a message) and much more!… Continue Reading →

EVENT (May 19th): Primary Science Week

Primary science week is coming! Go check out their website for more information, as well as loads of cool activities to do both at home and at school! Over the course of the week starting 4th May (4th-8th), there will… Continue Reading →

EVENT (July 3rd-10th): Chemistry of Light

Chemistry of Light is coming to Wellington in July! Sure to be an action-packed, fun filled, family-friendly event, Chemistry of Light is a demonstration/lecture put on in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University. Featuring international guest, Dr… Continue Reading →

Contestable UNESCO funding for IYL2015

The New Zealand National Commission has a twice a year discretionary funding round for activities which contribute to its strategic priorities which would be available for IYL activities – in fact we already funded one IYL project in our last… Continue Reading →

EVENT (October 9th-11th): Starlight Festival

The Second Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival will take place 9-11 October 2015 in Twizel, and will celebrate the creation of the southern hemisphere’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, in the Mackenzie Basin and at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park in the… Continue Reading →

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