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Tuesday Talks: Matariki

Tuesday Talks: Matariki

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  • Tue 14 Jun ’16, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

The rising of the star cluster Matariki is an important time in the Māori calendar. It heralds in the Māori New Year and brings with it a number of significant festivals and celebrations that celebrate Māori culture and its heritage.

Dr Rangi Matamua from the SMART (Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions) Trust will be giving a special presentation on Matariki talking about the cultural and astronomical aspects of this special group of stars.

This Tuesday talk will give you a better understanding about the significance and importance of Matariki and its role in Māori culture.

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