Back by popular demand: another Space Camp together with Chalkle!
What we are doing
We're camping overnight beside the beach in Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast! Think bonfires, rocket launches and learning astronomical amounts about space, night photography, rocket science, astrology, the solar system, astronomy and how stars work. Plus: telescopes, cameras and much, much more!
The event will be held in multiple locations around the park so come excited and prepared for space travel between class locations.
This event is the prequel to an adventurous experiment which will involve launching a weather balloon with mini space experiments into the outer atmosphere and retrieving the results. Only people who have attended space camp will will be able to attend.
- How stars work
- Stars Trails - time lapse photography
After the classes there will be the possibility to join an adventurous mission space themed proportions through Queen Elizabeth Park.
- Mars rovers
- Solar System (using sun glasses!)
- Splashdown! (launch and landing techniques; design your own parachute and crash cages)
- Astrology (to be confirmed)
1/10 - complete beginners welcomed - all you need is a passion for space!
Presenters will include:
Becky Bateman (Astronomy)
Becky is a presenter and educator at Carter Observatory.
Elf Eldridge (How stars work, Rocket science)
Elf is a space pirate who works at the Carter Observatory, and a PhD student at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology where he researches nanopore technology.
Brenton Hodgson (Time lapse photography)
Brenton is an expert in marine biology. He has a passion for learning new things and loves sharing his knowledge with others!
(More presenters and topics to be announced soon!)
What to bring
WARM CLOTHES - you will be outside so make sure you are dressed warm
TENT - if you do not have tent you can request one on the event page. This is your own responsibility
SLEEPING BAG and everything you need to stay the night
BREAKFAST - we will not be providing any food
NO ALCOHOL - Please note this is a non-alcohol event due to our fire permit and rockets
RED TORCH (or red cellophane taped over a normal torch) - if you have one, as it helps read star maps better
TELESCOPE & CAMERA - if you have one
PEN AND PAPER - to catch all the great ideas and information
2L PLASTIC BOTTLE - to make your own water rocket
Did you come to the last space camp?
you're welcome to attend again -- we've got lots of new topics!
Where will we meet
Paekakariki Holiday Park (http://www.paekakarikiholidaypark.co.nz/) will be hosting us for the weekend.
Evening activities will kick off after 7pm so you can set up your tent while it is still light. You may wish to bring food to eat dinner beforehand, there is a BBQ at the Holiday park.
We will be finished by 2pm on Sunday.
How to reserve your spot
deposit $25 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account:
Details to include: Space Camp - Your name
Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.
NO SHOW POLICY
If you no show or cancel after 7pm the night before this event you will have a 'no show' recorded against your name. No shows can lead to you having to leave the group. Please read our Group Rules here http://www.adventurewellington.co.nz/pages/No_Show_Link_for_Members/
This event is out of town. It's your own responsibility to sort out transportation. If you need a lift you can post a comment below this event page to see if other attendees have free spots in their car. If you can offer lifts please also post a comment.