Conference Title

Date, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Starlight Festival Programme


Multi Pass Event Tickets

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Event Name

Venue

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13-15 October 2017

Festival Multi Pass

(excludes Pukaki stargazing)
Please see pass details for included events.

Multiple Venues
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$90 Individual
$70 Student
(17yrs and under)
13 October 2017
Festival Multi Pass- Friday


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Multiple Venues
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$30 Individual
14 October 2017

Festival Multi Pass- Saturday

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Multiple Venues
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$45 Individual
15 October 2017

Festival Multi Pass- Sunday

(excludes Pukaki stargazing)
Please see pass details for included events.

Multiple Venues
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$20 Individual

Individual Event Tickets

Date

Event Name

Venue

Ticket Prices

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Friday 13 October

2.00pm - 4.00pm Solar telescopes outside Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook Free
2.00pm - 5.30pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
Free
2.00pm - 5.30pm Exhibition: the Harmful effects of light pollution The Hillary Café, the Hermitage Free
2.00pm - 3.30pm Planetarium show Denis Callesen Planetarium Theatre $10
Limited Seats
3.30pm - 4.30pm Lecture in Chinese by Sze-Leung Cheung on light pollution Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
$10
Limited Seats
4.30pm - 5.30pm Son et lumiere Fraser Gunn Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
$10
Limited Seats
7.00pm - 7.45pm Opening (with speeches); powhiri, mihi, kapa haka group Hillary Café,
Hermitage
Free
Limited Seats
7.45pm - 9.00pm Lecture by Kevin Govender on 'Astronomy for Humankind' Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
$15
Limited Seats
9.30pm - midnight BigSky Stargazing night tour. Hot drinks etc to be available at observing site, cash sales. Aoraki/Mt Cook airport $10

Saturday 14 October

10.00am - 1.00pm Solar telescopes Outside Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook Free

10.00am - 12.30pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
Free

10.00am - 5.00pm Exhibition: the Harmful effects of light pollution The Hillary Café, the Hermitage Free
10.00am - 11.00am Documentary 'City Dark' Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$5
Limited Seats
11.00am-12.30pm

Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary presentations.These will be followed by a presentation on Astronomy at the University of Canterbury.

Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$10
Limited Seats
11.00am - 12.30pm Astro-photography workshop by Mark Gee Chamois Bar & Grill,
Mt Cook Lodge
$10
Limited Seats
1.30pm - 4.00pm Galileoscope workshop Chamois Bar & Grill,
Mt Cook Lodge
$20
Limited Seats
2.00pm - 3.30pm Planetarium show (repeat) Denis Callesen Planetarium Theatre $10
Limited Seats
1.30pm - 5.00pm Solar telescopes Outside Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook Free

1.30pm - 5.00pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
Free

5.00pm - 6.00pm Son et Lumiere Dr Steve Chadwick Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$10
Limited Seats
7.30pm - 9.00pm lecture by Dr Natalie Batalha (NASA) on 'A Planet for Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth' Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$15
Limited Seats
9.30pm - midnight Telescope and Galileoscope observing with BigSky Stargazing. Hot drinks etc to be available at observing site, cash sales. Mt Cook airport $10

Sunday 15 October

10.00am - 12.30pm Solar telescopes Outside Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook Free
10.00am-12.30pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
Free
10.00am - 12.30pm Exhibition: the Harmful effects of light pollution The Hillary Café, the Hermitage Free
10.00am - 11.00am A lecture and video presentation by Mark Gee Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$10
Limited Seats
11.00am - 12.30pm Lecture by Sze-Leung Cheung on 'The threats of LEDs to astronomy and how to build a dark sky friendly future' (in English) Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
$15
Limited Seats
12.30pm - 12.45pm Closing ceremony Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
Free
Limited Seats
Please register
2.00pm - 5.00pm Mt John Observatory open day; see the telescopes, talk to astronomers Mt John Observatory,
Lake Tekapo
$10
8.00pm - 11.00pm Pukaki Observatory special event; wine tasting and stargazing Pukaki Observatory, at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, SH80 $110
Limited to 10

 

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