Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies


Te Hui Whakapūmau December 2014 ceremony

Date: 10 December 2014

Time: 9.00 am

Venue: Te Herenga Waka Marae

If you are graduating in December and are Māori or have completed a Te Kawa a Māui major, you and your whānau are invited to celebrate your success. Register now!

See Graduation ceremonies for registration and programme details. Registrations close at 5.00pm on 21 November.

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Public Lectures

Ancient solar observatories: New evidence from Peru and from Southern England

Date: 28 October 2014

Time: 7.00 pm

Venue: Carter Observatory

The Society for Māori Astronomy, Research and Traditions (SMART), Victoria University and the Carter Observatory are pleased to host British Archeoastronomer Professor Clive Ruggles in a fascinating talk about astronomical heritage and archeoastronomy.

Clive’s talk looks at the Thirteen Towers of Chankillo – a solar calendrical device dated around 300 BC in North Coastal Peru, and his work in the south of England investigating a Neolithic observatory that is hailed to "put Stonehenge in the shade."

Visitors are welcome to book into either the 6:00pm or 8:00pm planetarium show (standard entrance fees apply) and telescope viewing (weather dependant). Bookings are essential.

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