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Stellar technology returns from space

Stellar technology returns from space

Space technology has come to down to earth, with Carter Observatory’s new planetarium show highlighting just how entwined space technology has become in our modern lives.

‘To Space and Back’ looks at the technology developed for space exploration that we use as part of our daily lives; including sunglasses, ceramic hair straighteners and mobile apps.

The opening night on March 27 will feature a public screening, starting at 6:30 pm, followed by a talk from Christchurch space enthusiast and entrepreneur Mark Rocket about the use of Space technology in everyday life.

People will then have the opportunity to examine this technology in its earthly form and talk to Powder Room hairdresser Lisa Ussher, McClellan Grimmer Edgar optometrist Peter Grimmer and Met Service App developer Nicola Burroughs about the application of space technology in our daily lives.

“We live in an incredible time” says Rachel Ingram, Head of Learning and Programmes. “Every day we use technology developed for space exploration without even realising its original intention”.

‘To Space and Back’ premieres at Carter Observatory on 27 March, with daily shows.

Opening night seats are limited to 64 people, and bookings are vital. Show times for future screenings of To Space and Back are available


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