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

 

Romance Under the Stars

A risqué couples only Valentine’s Day star show at Carter Observatory

People have been watching the stars as long as we have been on Earth and the night sky has long been evocative of romantic love. On Friday 14 February, Carter Observatory presents its popular Valentine’s planetarium show for amorous couples to indulge in some seductive stargazing. “For the last two years, Valentine’s Night at Carter has sold out,” says event coordinator, Cory Anderson, “so this year we added an extra show. People are always smiling when they leave.”

You’ve heard the names—Venus, Eros, Aphrodite, Cupid, Zeus—but do you know how their stories are written in the stars and planets? Which two planets signify a god and goddess that had a clandestine affair? Just how many lovers did Zeus have, and what do they have to do with Jupiter’s moons? And what is Aotearoa’s great love story?

The answers to these questions and much more will be revealed while couples sip bubbly and relax in the state of the art Pelorus Trust Planetarium. Then, armed with more bubbles and sweet and savoury treats, passionate pairs can explore the Observatory and even take in some live star gazing through the historic Cooke Telescope (time and weather dependent).

18 and older event.
Shows at 6.30pm and 8.30pm
$90 per couple including bubbly, no single tickets. Bookings essential.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland