Conference Title

Date, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Starlight Festival Programme

Friday 13 October– Sunday 15 October 2017

Time, Date Event Name Venue Ticket Price (TBC) Purchase Tickets Here(TBC)
Friday 13 October
2.00pm-4.00pm Solar telescopes outside Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt Cook    

2.00pm-6.00pm

 

Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
2.00pm-4.00pm Planetarium show. Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
3.00pm- 4.30pm Lecture in Chinese by Sze-Leung Cheung on light pollution Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
   
5.00pm-6.00pm Son et lumiere Fraser Gunn Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
   
6.00-7.00 meal break      
7.00pm-8.00pm Opening (with speeches); powhiri, mihi Hillary Café,
Hermitage
   
8.00pm-9.30pm Lecture by Kevin Govender on 'Astronomy for Humankind' Denis Callesen
Planetarium theatre
   
9.30pm-midnight BigSky Stargazing night tour Aoraki/Mt Cook airport    
Saturday 14 October
10.00am-1.00pm Solar telescopes Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
10.00am-1.00pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
10.00am-11.00am Documentary 'City Dark' Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
11.00am-12.30pm possibly a talk on Matariki from Ngai Tahu. Or a documentary Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
11.00am-12.30pm Astro-photography workshop by Mark Gee Chamois Bar & Grill,
Mt Cook Lodge
   
12.30pm-1.30pm lunch break      
2.00pm-4.30pm Galileoscope workshop Chamois Bar & Grill,
Mt Cook Lodge
   
2.00pm-4.00pm Planetarium show (repeat) Hillary Alpine centre,
Mt Cook
   
2.00pm-5.00pm Solar telescopes Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
2.00pm-5.00pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
5.00pm-6.00pm Son et Lumiere Dr Steve Chadwick Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
6.00pm-7.30pm Dinner break
7.45pm-9.15pm lecture by Dr Natalie Batalha (NASA) on 'A Planet for Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth' Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
9.30pm-midnight Starlight barbecue and Galileoscope observing with BigSky Stargazing Mt Cook airport    
Sunday 15 October
10.00am-12.45pm Solar telescopes Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
10.00am-12.45pm Astro-photography exhibition Hillary Alpine Centre,
Mt Cook
   
10.00am-11.00am Son et lumiere: Mark Gee Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
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
   
12.30pm-12.45pm Closing ceremony Denis Callesen
Planetarium Theatre
   
12.45pm-1.45pm Lunch break      
2.00pm-5.00pm Observatory open day; see the telescopes, talk to astronomers Mt John Observatory,
Lake Tekapo
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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