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.
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.