JAMES CAMERON VISITS
Last weekend, to mark the midpoint of our exhibition James Cameron – Challenging the Deep, Otago Museum had the pleasure of a visit from the man himself, James Cameron.
James was able to give a select few an exclusive walkthrough of the Challenging the Deep exhibition and delight Dunedin with two talks: The Life of an Explorer and Changing the Way We Live in Our World, both of which sold out.
The talks enthralled our audiences, and they left inspired and excited by Cameron’s view of the world and the ocean that surrounds us. These talks will be aired on RNZ to the public on 1 and 8 December respectively.
To celebrate the arrival of Mr Cameron, we also held a Challenging the Deep – Family Day where we provided visitors with a variety of interactive activities for all members of the whānau.
The University of Otago Marine Studies Aquavan was a major highlight, providing Museum visitors with opportunities to encounter the diversity of the marine flora and fauna of Coastal Otago. These encounters provided stimulus for discussion and activity around environmental issues.
JAMES CAMERON – CHALLENGING THE DEEP
James Cameron – Challenging the Deep takes you to an underworld; an eerie, mysterious abyss where the only light comes from flashes of bioluminescent creatures. Join Cameron as he explores the most isolated places on earth.
“We travelled from Hamilton in the North Island to go and see a current exhibition called James Cameron - Challenging the Deep... Absolutely brilliant and worth the time and money ... Take a day, take the family and enjoy an excellent facility.” – Trip Advisor Review
Climb inside a pilot sphere and experience the isolation of Cameron’s record-making dive in his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. See the deep-sea specimens he collected there under a microscope, watch rusticles grow, and be intrigued by the effect water pressure has on a polystyrene cup.
James Cameron – Challenging the Deep
$9.50 Children | $14 Concession | $17.50 Adults | $45 Families | Combo tickets available
Open until 9 February 2020
REDUCING OUR HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH
Are you concerned about the environment, but feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem? Come and hear the wonderful Hannah and Liam of The Rubbish Trip, get inspired, and be a part of the solution.
This two-hour seminar is an introduction on how to implement waste reduction in your life. With more than four years of zero-waste living, and a lot of research into the practicalities of the movement, Hannah and Liam will guide you through life without a rubbish bin.
6pm–8pm, Tuesday 19 November
More information here
Join us at RELIVING SCARFIES, a nostalgic night of laughter with a discussion, screening of the film Scarfies and a Q+A with the films co-writer and director Rob Sarkies and the author of Scarfie Flats of Dunedin, Sarah Gallagher.
Bring your old flatties and relive your scarfie days, reminiscing with your own stories of misadventure, comic calamity on Castle Street.
7pm–9.30pm, Friday 22 November
$10 per person, limited numbers, bookings essential.
TU TU TANGO
Tu Tu Tango are a local duo comprising Doug Wright, of the Oxo Cubans, on the piano, and Robyn Johnston on vocals. Doug and Robyn delight in giving their audience an amazing, easy-listening experience.
With a mixture of genres delivered with Robyn’s smooth vocals and Doug's exceptional talent on piano, you will not be disappointed.
1pm–2pm, Sunday 24 November
Atrium Level 2
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THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE: CANNABIS IN NZ
Join Otago's newly appointed Head of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor Michelle Glass, as she speaks on issues surrounding the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis.
5.30pm, Tuesday 26 November
Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar
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Hitch a ride with our planetarium pilots through the solar system. Take a close-up look at the Sun, fly through the rings of Saturn, and hold on to your helmets as we do some amazing science experiments to learn about the planets in our solar system.
WE ARE STARS 3D
Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of the earliest Hydrogen atoms into the molecules for life today. With expert input from leading cosmologists, astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, and astrobiologists, We Are Stars present's humanity's current understanding of where everything, the Sun, stars, and even people, came from.
ZEALANDIA: LIFE ON THE HIDDEN CONTINENT
In 2017, a team of researchers announced the greatest geological discovery of our time: the existence of an eighth continent, almost completely submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. They called their discovery Zealandia.
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
$7–$12 | Films run hourly from 12.30pm weekdays and 10.30am weekends
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