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Event ID:  69347
Contact Name:  Haritina Mogosanu
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Contact Phone:  0212692908
Organization:  Milky-Way.Kiwi
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Dates:  5th October 2023 to 5th October 2023
Physical Event:  Yes
Type:  Public
Start/End Type:  Both Starts and Ends During WSW
Country:  New Zealand
State/Province:  Carterton
City:  Carterton
Address:  1169 Ponatahi Road, Carterton
Location:  Star Safari Observatory
Event Description:  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL When: Thursday 5 October 8PM - 9:30PM, Where: Star Safari Observatory, Ponatahi Road, Wairarapa. Price: Free Stargazing: A Cosmic Catalyst for Learning and Inspiration Stargazing has been an integral part of human existence for millennia. Long before modern telescopes and space missions, our ancestors would lay beneath the canopy of stars, wondering about the mysteries they held. This age-old practice is not just a pastime but an essential tool for learning, especially for kids delving into the sciences. For kids, stargazing acts as a gateway into a world of scientific inquiry. The vastness and complexity of the cosmos naturally evoke questions: Why do stars twinkle? What are the patterns formed in the night sky? How vast is the universe? As they seek answers, our kids embark on a journey through various scientific disciplines, from physics to chemistry, from mathematics to technology. This multi-disciplinary approach fosters critical thinking, encourages inquiry-based learning, and ignites a passion for discovery. By simply looking up, they are introduced to fundamental concepts such as planetary orbits, the lifecycle of stars, the nature of light, and much more. Beyond the academic benefits, stargazing has been a wellspring of inspiration for humankind. The stars have given rise to myths and legends, guiding sailors on their voyages and acting as calendars for ancient civilizations. They have inspired poets, artists, and dreamers, pushing humanity to think beyond the confines of our planet. The dream of reaching the stars has propelled the progress of technology, leading to space exploration and the drive to understand our place in the universe. In essence, the stars remind us of our innate curiosity and the boundless potential of the human spirit. As we celebrate World Space Week 2023, Star Safari is proud to host a Free Stargazing Open Night. We invite you to join us, to look upwards and be captivated by the celestial wonders that have inspired generations. Let the stars be the spark that ignites a love for science, learning, and the infinite possibilities that the universe holds.
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