Te Awamutu Space Centre is an inspiring educational attraction for all ages. Experience the world of space and astronomy through displays and interactive activities. Their centrepiece exhibit is a small but fascinating collection of artifacts from the American and Russian/Soviet space programmes. Visitors will also find informative displays about the Universe, the history of space exploration and scientific research. There are interactive screens to see what's in the night sky, tour the Solar System, create orbital systems and more. Watch videos, ask questions and just hang out chatting about space.
Te Awamutu Space Centre has weather-dependent options such as telescope viewing, including a solar telescope for safely looking at the surface of the Sun. It runs public open days and special events, or visitors can book a private session. The Centre also visits schools and provides guest-speaking services.
Venue: Lyon St (State Highway 3) and Whitmore Stret, Kihikihi
For more information, please visit: www.spacecentre.nz
For more information about educational visits, please visit: www.spacecentre.nz/education
Before your visit, check out some of the Hub’s astronomy resources. We cover rockets, satellites, the solar system, comets, Māori navigation using the night sky and important physics concepts like gravity and forces.