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Mt John Weekend with the Stars

As alumni of UC, you are invited to take a special look into one of the University’s most significant field stations, the Mt John Observatory at Tekapo.

We would like to invite you to attend our weekend trip to Mt John on Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018. An example of the weekend programme can be seen below, please note that places are limited.

Programme:

The afternoon starts at 12.45pm Saturday, with a daytime tour of the Mt John Observatory facilities followed by afternoon tea. We then enjoy an Astronomy lecture down in the village followed by a buffet dinner.

After dinner we return to the Observatory where you will be given the opportunity to view the night sky through one of the telescopes (please note that star viewings are weather dependant*).

On Sunday morning we finish our weekend with a geography/nature walk around the Mt John Summit Track, this provides a great opportunity to learn the history of the area.

Date: Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018
Time: 12:45pm to 11:30am
Location: Mt John Observatory
Tekapo
Cost: $115
Register for the event here.

 

Please note:
1. Travel: You will need to organise your own travel to and from Tekapo.
2. Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the price of this tour. Check out the accommodation providers on the Tekapo Tourism site.
3.*Weather conditions: While this is the optimum time of year to visit, the visibility of the stars is still dependant on weather. In the event of cloudy weather, we have an inside lecture after dinner instead. (This happens around once in every three trips, please note that we cannot refund the payment as it goes towards dinner and the upkeep of Mt John/use of facilities).
4. Group numbers: Due to space constraints of the telescopes and the observatory facilities, and to ensure everyone enjoys a quality experience, the maximum number for this event is 40 people. Registration will close when we reach the allotted number, and you may only register for yourself and one guest.
5. Age of attendees: The recommended minimum age for attendees is 12 years.

Alumni & UC Foundation Reception - Wellington 21 June 2018 (event full)

The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Rod Carr invites you along to our Alumni & UC Foundation reception on Thursday 21 June 2018. On behalf of the UC Foundation, he would like to thank you for your support of the University and take the opportunity to update on the latest from UC.

Our guest speaker for the evening is UC Alumna Jane Tolerton, historian and author.

Jane Tolerton is one of New Zealand's most notable authors of historical material and talk will be on:

A Canterbury history war - over women's suffrage

Kate Sheppard and William Pember Reeves (both from Christchurch) fought a 'history war' over how New Zealand women got the vote in 1893. She said it was a long, hard struggle. He said women woke up one fine September morning and found themselves enfranchised.

Kate Sheppard has won that history war; today the prevailing story is that Parliament could not hold out against the huge petition of 1893. But perhaps too many laurels have been handed to Kate Sheppard. Men's books tend towards the Reeves side while women's are in her corner.

Having put women into World War One with Make Her Praises Heard Afar (Booklovers, 2017), Jane Tolerton puts men into the suffrage struggle. 'New Zealand has a better story to tell as far as gender equity goes in our narratives of both women's suffrage and World War One,' says Jane. In this talk she explores the role of men in the success of women's suffrage - and (more briefly) women in World War One.

Jane has a BA in History and American Studies and a diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Wellington Club
The Terrace Room
6th Floor
88 The Terrace
Wellington
Cost: Free



Mt John Weekend with the Stars

As alumni of UC, you are invited to take a special look into one of the University’s most significant field stations, the Mt John Observatory at Tekapo.

We would like to invite you to attend our weekend trip to Mt John on Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018. An example of the weekend programme can be seen below, please note that places are limited.

Programme:
The afternoon starts at 12.45pm Saturday, with a daytime tour of the Mt John Observatory facilities followed by afternoon tea. We then enjoy an Astronomy lecture down in the village followed by a buffet dinner.

After dinner we hope to return to the Observatory where you will be given the opportunity to view the night sky through one of the telescopes (please note that star viewings are weather dependant*).

On Sunday morning we finish our weekend with a geography/nature walk around the Mt John Summit Track, this provides a great opportunity to learn the history of the area.

Date: Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018
Time: 12:45pm to 11:30am
Location: Mt John Observatory
Tekapo
Cost: $115

 

Please note:
1. Travel: You will need to organise your own travel to and from Tekapo.
2. Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the price of this tour. Check out the accommodation providers on the Tekapo Tourism site.
3.*Weather conditions: While this is the optimum time of year to visit, the visibility of the stars is still dependant on weather. In the event of cloudy weather, we have an inside lecture after dinner instead. (This happens around once in every three trips, please note that we cannot refund the payment as it goes towards dinner and the upkeep of Mt John/use of facilities).
4. Group numbers: Due to space constraints of the telescopes and the observatory facilities, and to ensure everyone enjoys a quality experience, the maximum number for this event is 40 people. Registration will close when we reach the allotted number, and you may only register for yourself and one guest.
5. Age of attendees: The recommended minimum age for attendees is 12 years.