Wed 28, 6.30pm (note date change)
The sun as a star
Ian Griffin, Otago Museum
Ian Griffin, Director of Otago Museum and amateur astronomer extraordinaire, discusses his own fascinations with stars—their physics, scales and the wider contexts of the fiery maelstrom that is our star.
Thu 29, 10.00am
Sun Salute Yoga
Join us for a free session of sun salutations taught by Josh Smith. Come and salute the sun! Move your body with rhythms as old as the creation of the universe itself, as we bring down this contemplation of the centre of all life and energy in our solar system and embody an appreciation for this most epic of heavenly entities. BYO mat, and bring a spare mat if you have one to share.
Sunroom host: Connor Boyle.
Sat July 1, 6.30pm
Come and join us to farewell the Dresden sun and thank those that have provided it to us. Local sound artists involved in the Sunroom project will perform including Connor Boyle with Peter Claman and friends, and Sally Ann McIntyre.
Mon 19 June, 6.30pm
Craig Rodger, Physics, University of Otago
A discussion of space weather and how energy flows from the sun impact the environment on and around the Earth—including the recent auroras and the larger solar storms which hold the potential to destroy our digital communication infrastructures.
Thu 22 June, 6.30pm
A bi-cultural discussion – creation narratives and quantum physics
Rua McCallum, David Hutchinson
Join us for an informal bi-cultural discussion between Rua McCallum, a researcher exploring creation narratives as part of her PhD, and quantum physicist David Hutchinson. An ongoing conversation, born from a position of love and respect.
Sat 24 June, 3.30pm
Sizzling sun science show
Amadeo Enriquez Ballestero of Dunedin Astronomical Society
Come enjoy an amazing interactive science show about the sun! Hold with your own hands the gases that make our star. Make a comet that will behave as explosively as a real comet approaching the sun! Experience the power of ultraviolet light and discover why using sun block in New Zealand is so important.