Space Place Wellington – The Astronomical Unit

Did you know Captain James Cook’s journey to New Zealand helped us figure out the distances between Earth and distant stars? From Artisachus and Ptolemy to modern scientists, the Astronomical Unit tells the fascinating history and methodology of one of science’s first steps at understanding the vastness of the universe. Presented by Sam Leske. 

With special guests artists, historians, and thespians Dinah Priestly and Tony Burton discussing their batiks of Captain Cook’s Transect of Venus and first European encounters in NZ.

SPACE PLACE / MONDAY, 11 MARCH / 7PM – 8:30PM (Doors 7PM) / $15

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