Winter Stardate

Friday, 15th June 2018 at 5pm - 3pm Sunday, 17th June

Location: Phoenix Clubrooms

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The Winter Stardate is part of the Carterton
Winter Festival and organised by The
Phoenix Astronomical Society and
Stonehenge Aotearoa. Like our summer
Stardate, it will be a three-day programme
of astronomy talks, observing and
socialising. Although it will be cool
compared to the Summer Stardate, we do
have the most magnificent regions of the
MilkyWay passing overhead along with the
planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. So don’t
miss out on this astronomy extravaganza.
The Winter Stardate will be held at the
grounds and lecture theatre at Stonehenge.
The site provides spectacular scenery and
near perfect observing conditions. Plus
there are lots of interesting places and
activities nearby – particularly with the
Carterton Winter Festival in progress.
Persons wishing to camp or caravan on site
are welcome to do so. A barbecue will be
available and we have arranged for a
mobile caterer to visit the site.
For those who do not wish to camp, full
details of local accommodation are
available on our website. Registration fees,
which cover the entire three-day
programme, are $25 for adults; children
(pre-teens) accompanied by parents free.
For those staying on site there is an
additional fee of $10 per tent or caravan per
To book your place or for further information please
email Kay at, or phone 06 377 1600,
o r v i s i t our web s i t e : www.stonehengeaotearoa.
The following is a provisional programme. Additional
presentations and activities will be included when
Friday June 15 Evening from7pm
-Matariki –Work of the Gods
- LaserTour of the Night Sky &Telescope Viewing
Saturday 16 Morning from 11am
-AncientTales – Stonehenge &GobekliTepe
Afternoon from 1:30pm
- Space &Time
- Realm of Jupiter
- Saturn – Lord of the Rings
Evening from7pm
- Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy
- LaserTour of the Night Sky &Telescope Viewing
Sunday 17Afternoon from 1:30pm
- This Island Earth
- The Grand Planetary Line-up of 2018
-Visions of the Cosmos


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