What's On @ Otago Museum | Week of 4 November 2019

 
 

JAMES CAMERON'S VISIT TO OTAGO MUSEUM
FOR TWO PUBLIC TALKS – TICKETS SELLING FAST!
 

Marking the midway point of the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Otago Museum is extremely pleased to announce that James Cameron himself will be in Dunedin for two public talks and an exclusive exhibition tour on the weekend of 16 and 17 November.

First, In 'The Life of an Explorer' at 7pm on Saturday 16 November, in an informal conversation about what it means to be an explorer, some of the highlights of James Cameron’s expeditions will be discussed, as well as an opportunity for questions from the floor. 

Attendees of the Saturday evening event will have a chance to win a double-pass to the exclusive tour of James Cameron – Challenging the Deep with James Cameron at 9.30am, Sunday 17 November.

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Then, at 11.30am, Sunday 17 November, she will discuss Changing How we Live in Our World with James Cameron, and Dunedin’s new Mayor, Aaron Hawkins, New Zealand’s first Green mayor.

They will be discussing the issues that are facing the planet, the science that is developing to address them, and how civic, community, and global leaders can change the way we live in our world.


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Otago Museum is also offering the chance to win one of twenty places on Sunday morning for a private tour of James Cameron – Challenging the Deep guided by the world-famous explorer himself. Details of how to enter are on the Museum website and social media from Monday. 
 

In Conversation with James Cameron – The Life of an Explorer
Hosted by Noelle McCarthy
7pm–8pm, Saturday 16 November
Hutton Theatre
Tickets $20 (if sold out, tickets to hear the talk via stream in the Barclay Theatre will be $10)

Exclusive tour of James Cameron – Challenging the Deep
9.30am, Sunday 17 November
Competition opens soon – check our Facebook page and website for details

In Conversation with James Cameron, and Aaron Hawkins – Changing the Way We Live in Our World
Hosted by Noelle McCarthy
11.30am–12.30, Sunday 17 November
Hutton Theatre
Tickets $20 (if sold out, tickets to hear the talk via stream in the Barclay Theatre will be $10)

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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

THIS WEEK @ OTAGO MUSEUM

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MERCURY RISING SPEAKING TOUR: DUNEDIN

On 9 November 1769, Captain James Cook and astronomer Charles Green observed the transit of Mercury across the Sun from Te Whanganui o Hei (Mercury Bay). Cook’s landing in Aotearoa remains surrounded in controversy and sorrow for many iwi.

Join us for the Dunedin leg of our expert speaker talks, and hear from a variety of astronomers. Following the talks, learn how to use a solar telescope on the Museum Reserve with the Dunedin Astronomical Society and Otago Museum science communicators.

6.30pm–8pm (doors open 6pm), Tuesday 5 November
Hutton Theatre
More information here

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THE CAMERON COLLECTION // TRUE LIES

Join us this Thursday for our next Cameron Collection film in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium! This month we will be screening James Cameron's lesser-known but equally thrilling spy comedy film, True Lies.

7pm, Thursday 7 November
Adults $15, Children $10
Book here

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SCI-FI FRIDAY // INTERSTELLER

Join us for an exciting Perpetual Guardian Planetarium screening of one of the biggest releases in science fiction, Intersteller! 

In a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, courageous pioneers travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. But the cost is great. Space and time are relative – a few years to astronauts travelling through space can mean decades back on Earth.

7pm, Friday 8 November
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
Adult $15, Child $10

Book here

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SPACETRONAUTS

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.


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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.


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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.

...and more!

Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
$7–$12 | Films run hourly from 12.30pm weekdays and 10.30am weekends
Book tickets here