Matariki - Deep Space: A view of the stars and beyond
Next date: Thursday, 16 July 2020 | 06:00 AM
to Sunday, 23 August 2020 | 04:00 PM
Matariki is an eye-opening exhibition – full of visual surprises and is aimed at changing the way we look at and think about space and galaxies that surround our small planet.
More than 25 images show star clusters like Matariki, planets, galaxies, and brightly coloured nebulae.
Dr Chadwick, photographer of deep space and Lecturer in Philosophy at Massey University, has been taking photos of deep space through a telescope since 2006, with a digital CCD (charged coupled device) camera on a moving mount that tracks the movement of the stars. His images are impossible to capture with traditional analogue photography.
As part of the exhibition, the old 1890s Foxton Beach observatory telescope is on display. The telescope was originally installed by Nelson Bartlett in 1986 in the observatory, in time for the arrival of Halley’s comet. It was replaced by a modern telescope in 2015.
The antique telescope is owned by Foxton Beach School, with the Horowhenua Astronomical Society acting as its caretaker and making it available for the exhibition.
The Matariki – Deep Space exhibition coincides with a number of Matariki activities and initiatives that are planned for Horowhenua.
Friday, 05 June 2020 | 09:00 AM
- Sunday, 23 August 2020 | 04:00 PM
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 92 Main Street, Foxton 4814 View Map