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Help Carter Observatory’s Astronomy Box Outreach Programme

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24 February 2014

Apollo 13 Movie Fundraiser for Schools

Help Carter Observatory’s Astronomy Box Outreach Programme

Schools have been lining up to use Carter Observatory’s new, free resource, the Astronomy Box, but there’s a catch. They currently have to cover the cost of shipping. So Carter have organised a fundraising event at Lighthouse Cuba Cinema at 6pm on Thursday 20 March and all funds go towards transporting the Astronomy Box to schools as needed. Come and see a screening of the multi-Academy Award winning film, Apollo 13, and support this excellent educational programme for Greater Wellington schools.

The Astronomy Box is a remarkable resource for schools who wish to spend up to four weeks doing more in depth study of space phenomena. It is designed to inspire, explain and develop students’ thinking on the topic of ‘ the Earth and beyond’. The box includes a telescope, solar glasses, books, activity cards, a model solar system and other resources schools may not have easy access to. Becky Bateman, Carter Observatory Learning and Programmes Developer, helped develop the box. “For a while schools have been asking after a quality space resource that is easy to use. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! They love the quality resources that they may not have had access to previously.” The Astronomy Box is particularly valuable to schools who might not be able to travel to Carter Observatory easily due to cost or distance.

Book now through Lighthouse Cuba Cinema, Ph: Phone (04) 385 3337

Carter Observatory is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding support from Wellington City Council


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