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Stars of The Pharaohs

When:

Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 25 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 26 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 27 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $12.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Family: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Stars of the Pharaohs takes viewers on a visual trip to ancient Egypt to discover how science was used to tell the time, create workable calendars and to align huge buildings.

Before iPhones ruled the office and CAD-software governed building design, the world’s technical solutions looked very different. Temples and tombs created in ancient Egypt make an elegant testimony to how well the science worked in planning these early buildings and structures. The film draws on photographs and measurements to recreate what the temples once would have looked like – with rich inks and golds and amazing attention to detail. Panning over the detailing on the columns and walls of the majestic Temple of Hathor at Dendera, the film offers its audience a far more intricate look at the structure than even its creators would have enjoyed.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

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