Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Space - A Galaxy Of Adventure Opens At Te Papa

3 December 2004

Space - A Galaxy Of Adventure Opens At Te Papa

Te Papa's latest exhibition Space - A galaxy of adventure opens on 11 December.

This exciting interactive exhibition gives children the chance to experience what it's like out in space. They can land a space shuttle flight simulator, fire a rocket, and even find out how long it would take them to run to the Moon at top speed.

In the theatrette, visitors will see spectacular photographs of Saturn being sent back from the Cassini spacecraft, and take a guided tour of the stars in our summer night sky.

New Zealand's first meteorite to plunge through a house will be on display. Weighing 1.3 kilograms, this is only the ninth meteorite recovered in New Zealand.

The exhibition will also feature New Zealand's experts on space - legendary Polynesian explorer Kupe who navigated the Pacific by the stars; exceptional amateur astronomer Albert Jones; William Pickering, leading scientist in the NASA space programme; and Pauline Harris who loved Star Trek and Dr Who as a child and is now an astrophysicist.

Te Papa is delighted to announce that The Dominion Post will be the exclusive sponsor of Space - A galaxy of adventure.

'The Dominion Post is very excited about our involvement with the new Space exhibition at Te Papa. Space offers our readers, both young and old, the opportunity to see the world from another angle, something we as a newspaper aim to achieve every day,' says Erin Celentano, Marketing Executive, The Dominion Post.

This exhibition was developed by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Western Australia with the assistance of the Carter Observatory, National Observatory of Aotearoa New Zealand.

An events programme complements the exhibition. Refer to Te Papa's website for details.

Space - A galaxy of adventure is open in The TOWER Gallery at Te Papa from 11 December 2004 to 29 March 2005. Admission is $6.50 adults, $5.00 children. Family concessions available.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news