Be part of the largest event taking place in the world this year to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy – celebrations are taking place worldwide from 2-5 April with 100 Hours of Astronomy – a 100 hour, round-the-clock, round-the-globe event. And it’s all starting here in Wellington! The Wellington Astronomical Society and Wellington City Libraries invite you to join in and look through telescopes, be part of live webcasts to the world and enjoy music performances.
Now through until 18 April – astronomy exhibition first floor, Central Library. See two of the oldest telescopes in New Zealand – don’t miss them, they are fascinating to see!
Wednesday 1 April, 12am – Sunday 5 April, 12am – Three ‘Scapes – Ranginui an audiovisual installation of the sky by artist Paul Moss – projected onto the front window of the library on Victoria Street
Friday 3 April, 7pm – a special astronomy themed Stories@7 session at Central Library (for children 7yrs and older)
Saturday 4 April, 10am-10pm – 100 Hours of Astronomy, 24hr Global Star Party – 12 hours of music in Civic Square with the global star party starting here in Wellington at 7pm (then it continues around the world). You can be one of a million people looking through telescopes during this worldwide event! Local astronomers share their knowledge and passion for discovery. And weather permitting you will see the rings of Saturn and moon craters along with other fascinating sights in the night sky. (organiser Paul Moss in association with Wellington Astronomical Society and WCL)
Sunday 5 April, 12pm-5pm – SunDay in Civic Square – another chance to look through telescopes and ask astronomical questions of local astronomers
Come along and see the events – there’s something for everyone.