John Gibb

State-of-art planetarium planned for museum

State-of-art planetarium planned for museum

Details of a $3.25 million plan to redevelop the Otago Museum's popular Discovery World science centre, adding a state-of the art planetarium, were announced yesterday.

Dunedin a special place

Dunedin a special place

Dunedin has changed hugely since Dale Timblin last visited the city in 1958, as a visiting United States navy serviceman during ''Operation Deep Freeze''.

Every dog and cat to have day

Every dog and cat to have day

Dunedin residents are being asked to send their favourite cat and dog images to the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum for inclusion in a new exhibition.

Visitor numbers at Toitu rise 5.9%

Visitor numbers at Toitu rise 5.9%

A rise of almost 6% in visitor numbers to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum partly reflects a positive public response to the Dunedin's Great War exhibition.

It's all happening for physicist

It's all happening for physicist

Life has been particularly good recently for University of Otago physicist David Hutchinson, and he is also predicting a bright future for Dunedin, and growing numbers of high-tech firms.

Microscope advances a 'revolution'

Microscope advances a 'revolution'

A ''revolution'' in electron microscope techniques is generating exciting new images - showing details nearly as small as individual atoms - within cells and might increase our understanding of age-related disease.

Overweight men sought to try diets

Overweight men sought to try diets

University of Otago academic Dr Craig Marshall is urging other men to join him in trying a diet with a difference - all in the name of research, and weight loss.

Disused rope walk believed to be heritage tourism asset

Disused rope walk believed to be heritage tourism asset

A historic rope walk building and associated equipment are a ''hidden treasure'' of South Dunedin, and restoring them will create a strong heritage tourism asset for the future.

Classmates of '64 together again

Classmates of '64 together again

Half a century after 1964, US citizen Michael Porter is back in Dunedin this week, still celebrating that particularly big year in his life.

Science lesson bursting with bright ideas

Science lesson bursting with bright ideas

''Teaching the teachers'' session celebrating the International Year of Light began with a bang at Dunedin's Beverly-Begg Observatory earlier this week.