When: Wednesday 4th September at 7.30 pm
Where: Space Place, Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn.
This month’s meeting will contain the following:
- Night sky in August
- Astronomy News
- Main talk at 8:00 pm
Space Environmentalism: The search for water and life in space, and the challenge of protecting it on Earth – Gareth Hughes
Green MP and space geek Gareth Hughes, explores some of the astronomical discoveries that has inspired his near-two decades working to protect New Zealand’s environment. Every year we learn something new about our cosmos – water on Pluto, the spectra of exoplanets or gravitational waves; and the search for knowledge in space can catalyse action and technology on Earth. 50 years on from landing on the Moon, can we launch a modern Apollo project to save Earth?