When: Wednesday 5th February at 7.30 pm
Where: Space Place, Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn.
What: Aotearoa in Space – Tawhai Moss
The first meeting of the year. This month’s meeting will contain the following:
- Night sky in February
- Astronomy News
- Main talk at 8:00 pm
Aotearoa in Space – Tawhai Moss
A (very) short history of Aotearoa’s involvement in space and the creation and role of the New Zealand Space Agency. Space is of immense strategic importance around the world, and New Zealand’s unique location and conditions make it an attractive choice for an increasing amount of space activity. The New Zealand Space Agency is the front door for space activity in New Zealand – the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development.
Tawhai Moss is a Policy Advisor in the Space Policy and Regulatory Systems team (New Zealand Space Agency) at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment where he works in space sector development, international science collaboration, and leads the space agency’s outreach and education work.