Schools & groups
Kia ora Principals and Teachers.
Science resource business Under The Stars has developed two new school programmes starting in Term 3. Perfect for fun STEAM days, overnight Camps and LEOTC sessions. We are the only astronomy resource that comes to you, wherever you are in the Wairarapa.
SCHOOL SPACE WORKSHOPS: The Solar System and Beyond- 1 hour interactive workshop
An interactive workshop about our Solar System; the Sun, planets and moons. We look at sizes, distances, seasons and Moon phases. If the weather allows, we use Solar Glasses to look at the Sun safely and we create a scale model of our Solar System. Workshops can be modified for any age and can include stellar evolution, black holes, galaxies, exo-planets, aliens… whatever your students would like to know! From $125 +GST an hour
SCHOOL EVENING SESSIONS: Night Sky stargazing – min 1 hour
Perfect for an overnight camp or an experience outside the classroom. We bring telescopes, binoculars, star maps, torches, in fact everything you need for a enjoyable night stargazing. Learn about the science and stories behind stars, constellations and galaxies, distances, colours of stars, stellar evolution and exoplanets. Find out how to navigate using the sky, use seasonal markers and the understand the Maramataka. Look at nearby celestial objects, planets and the Moon, star nebulae and globular clusters. $150 +GST an hour