Matariki 2018 Astrophotography Workshops
June 11, 2018
Join us at Orama Oasis on 11-15th June for a unique photography event leading into Matariki, (a season of potential and flourishing growth).
To celebrate Matariki in 2018, Orama Oasis is hosting a week long event featuring renowned astrophotographer, Mark Gee. This will include workshops, one-on-one guidance, and feedback from Mark.
The program is designed to capture the essence of the Aotea / Great Barrier community and lifestyle, and will include a Marae visit with a traditional Māori powhiri (welcome). During this visit kaumatua and kuia of Ngāti Rehua Ngāti Wai ki Aotea will share the story of Matariki and explain the significance for Māori.
There will be time provided for self-directed work during the week long program, and the opportunity for your work to be viewed and feedback given by Mark and his team.
Full details are available at http://orama.org.nz/events/June/matariki2018
Places limited to 20 participants, please contact Orama Oasis for registrations:
June 29, 2018
Matariki Festival, from 29 June – 29 July.
Come and enjoy the stars and planets with us!
Celebrate Matariki on Great Barrier Island – an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. There’s something on every weekend throughout July… events are free and family friendly.
June 25 – July 20 Island children’s Matariki art exhibition, Art Gallery, Claris
01 July – 29 July Outdoor photo exhibition, find dark sky photos all over the island
Fri June 29 10.30am – Island children’s Matariki Celebration, Aotea Art Gallery, Claris
Sat June 30 7:30 – Dawn Ceremony/Powhiri – Ngati Rehua Ngatiwai ki Aotea, Kawa Marae
Sat June 30 4:30–6:30 – Star Stories of Aotea – Kaumatua and whanau, Claris Conference Centre
Sun July 1 12 noon – Rocket making with Aerospace Education, Claris Conference Centre
Sun July 1 6.30pm – Killer asteroids, Alan Gilmore, astronomer, Claris Conference Centre
Fri July 6 6.30pm – Measuring the darkness (practical session) Nalayini Davies, astronomer, 2 Moana View Rd
Sat July 7 6.30pm – Pathfinder stars – Nalayini Davies, Claris Conference Centre
Fri July 13 New moon
Fri July 13 – What’s THAT star? with Grant Christie, astronomer, Claris Conference Centre
Sat July 14 2pm-10pm – Beginners guide to astronomy – Grant Christie, 2 Moana View Rd (limited to 20 participants*)
Sun July 15 11am – Make your own sundial, Claris Conference Centre
Fri July 20 5pm – Family film night, Tryphena Club
Sat July 21 6pm-10pm – Dark Sky photography workshop with Mark Russell, 2 Moana View Rd (limited to 10 participants*)
Sat July 21 6.30pm – The sounds of space with Tim Natusch, astronomer, Claris Conference Centre
Fri July 27 Mars in opposition
Fri July 27 6.30pm – Mars on Medlands, Good Heavens Dark Sky Experiences, Twin Pines, Medlands Beach
Sat July 28 Full moon, partial lunar eclipse visible
Sat July 28 4pm – Moondance with Ann Way, Claris Conference Centre
July 28 6pm till late Festival closing – Dancing with the Stars twilight ball, Tryphena Club
Tue 31 July Mars brightest since 2003
Keep an eye on this page or the Great Barrier Local Board Facebook page for any changes due to inclement weather.
* e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book activities with limited participants.
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