Tagged: Carter Observatory

New Zealand’s space pioneers stamp their mark - News

Guest Author May 03, 2019

Erin Maessen Six of New Zealand’s ‘space pioneers’ have been commemorated in a new series of stamps launched by New Zealand Post. Designed by Hannah Fortune, and sprinkled with a layer of real meteorite dust, the stamps feature homegrown talent including Beatrice Hill Tinsley, Charles Gifford and Sir William Pickering. New Zealand Post chair Jackie Lloyd said … Read More

TOSP Episode 15: December 19th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 19, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] The last TOSP before Christmas! And, because we’re daring, it _isn’t_ Christmas-themed.  Just to give y’all a break. Instead, Elf and aimee cover the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize(s), how bees reach consensus (warning: headbutting), a very special new crab, Jupiter’s heart-cannibalisation, the [...] … Read More

“Just So Science” – How the Kiwi reached the Edge of Space - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 14, 2011

Well, Tuesday 12th April 2011 is a day that will live on in infamy…. as the spectacular launch of the Kiwispace Foundation, and possibly for a few other reasons. Celebrations at both Stardome in Auckland and Carter Observatory, ostensibly to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s achievement of the first human spaceflight, went off without a hitch. Carter was … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Butterfly that Stamped - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 12, 2011

I wanted to use my first post to welcome one of our national symbols to the folds of nanoscience! Say hello to Eudyptula minor, Korora in Maori or the Little Blue Penguin to its friends. Little Blue Penguin These quirky little critters have just been shown, by a group from Yale and Akron Universities (sadly without any Kiwi institutions contributing), … Read More

Global premier: First Orbit - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 11, 2011

Now, ordinarily I don’t use my blog to push events*. Yuri Gagarin in Sweden However, and having said that, sometimes something comes along which looks to be particularly fascinating.  And tomorrow, just such as  thing is to take place. Sadly, the Auckland event is booked out * sniff *, but Wellingtonian’s have … Read More