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World Space Week 2012

A festival celebrating what Space means to us here on planet Earth. 

Mars Analogue Missions

Learn about our simulated missions to Mars, at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.

NZ Rocketry Challenge

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.

Hubble 3D

An outstanding documentary, available for schools and other public events.

Space Balloon

Low-cost ways to get your experiment to the edge of space.



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Astronomy Olympiad Team New Zealand 2013 (9 Mar 2013)
For the first time from New Zealand, high school students will compete in the International Astronomy Olympiad.

New Zealand Science Teachers Association was invited this year to send students to the 7th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, which will be held in Volos, Greece from 27 of July to 5th of August 2013.

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.

We wish them a stellar time!!...Read more

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