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Astronomy Day: Aotearoa


Sat 10 May 2008, 1:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Paul Moss

Astronomy Day is a grass roots movement designed to share the joy of astronomy with the general population - 'Bringing Astronomy to the People'.

On Astronomy Day, thousands of people who have never looked through a telescope will have an opportunity to see first hand what has so many amateur and professional astronomers all excited.

Astronomy clubs, science museums, observatories, universities, planetariums, laboratories, libraries, and nature centers host special events and activities to acquaint their population with local astronomical resources and facilities.

Many of these events are located at non-astronomical sites; shopping malls, parks, urban centers - truly Bringing Astronomy to the People.

It is an astronomical PR event that helps highlight ways the general public can get involved with astronomy - or at least get some of their questions about astronomy answered.

Astronomy Week encompasses Astronomy Day starting on the previous Monday and ending on the following Sunday.

The theme of Astronomy Day is "Bringing Astronomy to the People," but on occasion there is an additional theme (but not always) when conditions warrant.

This additional theme is often decided just a few months prior to Astronomy Day so be sure to check this web site annually for any additional theme.

Contact: Paul Moss
Phone: 021 440 443