Tūhura Taster at the Golden Centre

Puaka and Matariki are rising – have you seen them? Come by Otago Museum’s pop-up at the Golden Centre to learn how to find them, what they mean for us here on Earth, and what they can tell us about the life cycles of stars.

This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Yoga Under The Matariki Moon

Celebrate Matariki with blissful nourishing yoga under the Full Moon at Hanover Hall. Explore the divination of Matariki in movement and meditation and set your flow of grace for the day and for a sparkling New Year, with Jessica Latton from the Dunedin Yoga Studio.

Completely new to yoga? This is the perfect time to start! All levels welcome.

This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Bookings essential – book online at scifest.org.nz/programme/yoga

Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond

Explore the moon’s past, present, and future in this out-of-this-world experience where you can enter the orbit of our spectacular moon.

This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Bookings essential – book online at scifest.org.nz/programme/moon

Matariki Beliefs and Customs in Modern Society

Rangi Matamua

In the past 30 years there has been a massive surge in interest around Matariki, and in Aotearoa today we see numerous events and celebrations occurring across the country during mid-winter paying homage to this star cluster. However, what is often missing from our modern observation of Matariki is any acknowledgement of its traditional practice. This talk will highlight some of the central Māori beliefs and customs associated with Matariki to support our growing understanding of its role in our modern society.

This event is presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Saturday 14 July, 11am. FREE – registration required

Register through Eventbrite at matarikibeliefs.eventbrite.co.nz

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Future’s Past: Navigating Through History

Rangi Matamua, Ian Taylor, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Chadd ‘Ōnohi Paishon

What does the future hold and how do we use our knowledge to understand it further? Renowned guests talk about their understanding of the future through knowing the past, via fields they’ve excelled in – technology, astronomy and marine navigation.

This event is part of the Kaupapa Waka series presented by the New Zealand International Science Festival and supported by the University of Otago Te Koronga and Auahi Kore.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Friday 13 July, 5.30pm. $12 adult, $6 child

Tickets available through Eventbrite at navigatingthroughhistory.eventbrite.co.nz

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz