WE ARE SLOWED DOWN SOUND AND LIGHT WAVES
A WALKING BUNDLE OF FREQUENCIES TUNED IN
TO THE COSMOS
– Albert Einstein
“a unique and memorable experience”
We use our 8” Dobsonian Telescope to magnify the many spectacular solar bodies in our Southern night sky. These include the radiant rings of Saturn, the many moons of Jupiter, solar system birthing Nebula, star clusters and potentially the striking craters of our own Moon seen in “Maximum Resolution”
We also use our laser to:
- identify our major constellations
- navigate using the stars
- tell the difference between
- a star and a planet
- a satellite and a UFO
- a cloud and a galaxy
Remember the Ancestors
We identify & explore the origins of the major European and Māori legends and ponder how these shaped the world we experience today.
Orion hunting Scorpio
Māui’s Fish Hook
The Anchor on the Waka in the Sky
We will learn basic celestial navigation using our Southern Cross as a compass that works all year round.
We will also gaze for long enough to see the sky slowly shift on it’s axis towards the horizon.
Experiencing this phenomenon is the first step in conceptualizing Earth’s position in the Universe.
Reconnect with Nature
Electricity has bought us many advancements including instantly accessible light and heat. An unfortunate cost of this has been our night sky.
Due to poorly designed street lamps, billboard torches and security lights, light pollution is explicit in urban & suburban spaces worldwide.
We are in a privileged position between the Tasman Sea and the Waitakere Mountain range to escape the reach of (most of) Auckland’s LED output.
“If the stars should show one night in a thousand years, how would humanity believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the cities of gods which had been shown! But every night come out these…”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson