There’s a chance to see stars and planets up close and learn more about the night skies as part of Warkworth Library’s Matariki celebrations on Thursday, July 11.
The evening will start with an interactive presentation in the Old Masonic Hall that promises to take viewers “on a journey from planet Earth to the beginning of time and space”. Then – weather permitting – the activity will move outside for some serious stargazing through powerful telescopes.
Astronomer Niven Brown, from the Auckland Astronomical Society, will host the family event, which is part of an annual programme of public talks and star viewings by the society to celebrate Matariki, the star cluster that reappears every winter and marks the start of the Maori new year.
The free stargazing evening is suitable for all ages and hot drinks will be available, though people are advised to wear warm clothing. It starts at 6.30pm and will run until around 9pm.
Info: 09 427 3920