Become a rocket scientist! Master the laws of physics as you build a launch vehicle for our trusty 'Eggnauts', and compete against other teams to launch them to a specific 'orbit' and recover them safely.
Online webinars, guest speakers and other opportunities to interact with real astronauts.
Navodhi Depalchitra, Daniel Yska from Onslow College, Darina Kuhn from Wellington East Girls College and Connor Hale from Tawa College will be accompanied by Gordon Hudson, president of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.
Announcing SpaceUp NZ -- a space unconference(26 Sep 2013) We're proud to announce that KiwiSpace is hosting a 2-day space conference for mid-February next year! We're planning NZ's first SpaceUp -- a space unconference, where participants influence the topics, schedule, and structure of the event......Read more
Welcome to New Zealand SOFIA!(14 Jul 2013) SOFIA, which is the acronym for the "Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy" landed in New Zealand today. It looks like it will spend some time with us from now on. SOFIA is a world class airborne observatory (in other words an aircraft with a telscope inside!) that looks at the visible, infrared and sub-milimeter spectrum. It is the legacy of the famous planetary scientist Dr. Gerard Kuiper (of the Kuiper Belt). SOFIA is now the largest airborne astronomical observatory as well as a test bench for a wide variety of astronomical instrumentation and detector technology.
Who would have thought... telescopes could fly, 400 years ago ... when Galileo first looked through one!!...Read more