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Under The Stars: Education

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.

Educating a group

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

We bring everything needed, all you need to do is tell us when and where!

Contact: [email protected] or head to our Contact us page

What clients say about us

We had an amazing time with Under The Stars. A super birthday experience with participants aged from 7-70+ who all loved it (even the teenager!) Thanks, it was wonderful.

Everyone loved it and we were captivated by your knowledge and passion. It has certainly brought a greater awareness of our environment. I’ll be definitely recommending you to others.

Amazing guided tour of the southern night sky experience

Chris set up while we waited inside, we then got to lie back on comfy reclining bean bags with hot water bottles and blankets while Chris took us on a guided tour of the southern night sky, from Alpha Centauri to Canopus, through the southern Cross to Scorpio and the Maui fish hook and off to Galaxies far away. From old red giants to new nebula. Using naked eyes, binoculars and an amazing telescope.

Fabulous tour of the Milky Way

This is such a great experience - sitting comfortably at our holiday accommodation, being lead on a tour of the night sky. Chris is very knowledgeable but keeps it relatable. Learning, awe and fun, all wrapped into one!

Under the Stars Astronomy introduces and explores the universe in real, personable and down to earth language, that never waivers in enthusiasm or excitement. Viewing the dark sky with UNDER THE STARS, is like seeing the Ocean for the first time – only, there is a LOT more to see!