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Carter Observatory wants to fill your head with space

Carter Observatory wants to fill your head with space.

Take a bunch of people, put them in a state of the art planetarium, wire their heads up to Wellington Hospital's high-tech EEG brain scanning machine, and turn on the stars. What do you get?

As Carter Observatory’s new advertising campaign illustrates, something quite extraordinary.

Brain wave of advertising agency Clemenger BBDO, the campaign aims to get more Wellingtonians visiting the observatory at the top of Wellington’s cable car.

Says Clemenger's Executive Creative Director Philip Andrew, "Carter is one of Wellington's best attractions. But, as is often the case with the things in your own backyard, Wellingtonians forget it's there. We wanted to get them excited enough to get up the hill.

It wasn’t too big of a stretch; anybody who watches the planetarium shows has their mind blown. We just had to think of a way to capture that."

As suspected, the test subjects’ EEG scan results were remarkable. Stimulated brain activity showed up as colourful clouds strongly resembling the galaxies they were gazing up at.

Carter Observatory’s Marketing Manager Dawn Muir says, “It’s easy to forget the bigger picture in the business of our daily lives. We know Carter offers a bit of relief from that, and inspires people to see their world a bit differently. We want to share that message with Wellingtonians and visitors.

We are extremely grateful to Clemenger BBDO for their commitment to Wellington and their enthusiasm to help us out with this truly innovative campaign.”

If you'd like to fill your head with space, Carter Observatory is open daily from 10am with late nights on Tuesdays and Saturdays. For more information visit www.carterobservatory.org/

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