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Space Camp NZ 2014
Raincliff Youth Camp, South Canterbury, New Zealand
19th to 21st September 2014
Speakers, Workshops, Solar & Night Sky Observing,
Activities for beginners to the more experienced astronomer.
02:00 PM Registrations
Registrations open Friday 19th September at 2PM.
06:00 PM Friday evening meal
All meals are BYO, except for Saturday evening which is a pot luck meal, details of what to bring based on numbers will be made available closer to the time.
There is a very large commercial kitchen with walk in chiller, and freezer.
08:00 PM Presentation by Dr Joe Liske: staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Germany.
Dr Joe Liske is a staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Germany.
Having obtained his PhD in Sydney, Australia, he was a researcher at the Universities of St Andrews
and Edinburgh in Scotland before joining the European Southern Observatory in 2003.
He now spends half of his time trying to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way formed,
while the other is dedicated to the science of the European Extremely Large Telescope project.
Joe will be telling us about his work at ESO, and about the world’s biggest telescope, the
European Extremely Large Telescope, and what we hope to find out with it.
Weather permitting, observing the wonderful Southern Hemisphere night sky.