Win an evening with Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson
15 May 2017
UC Science is proud to sponsor Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective at Horncastle Arena, in Christchurch on 4 July.
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is at the forefront of an ongoing movement to produce a society that counters ignorance and promotes scientific curiosity and literacy, critical thinking, and rational approaches to ensure our smooth transitions into a civilised future. Beloved as an author, scientist and enthusiastic science communicator through his public persona, he is perhaps best known for his StarTalk podcast and show, and his hosting of the acclaimed Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the successor to Carl Sagan’s seminal series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage from 1980.
There are 30 prize packs to be won! If you’re one of our lucky winners you will get:
- two tickets to see Neil deGrasse Tyson’s A Cosmic Perspective, 4 July at the Horncastle Arena
- a group photo with Neil deGrasse Tyson
- return transport from UC to the show
- a tour of UC's new $200 million Regional Science and Innovation Centre
- a meeting with UC academic staff
- an evening meal before the show
- free bed and breakfast accommodation close to UC
Who can enter?
Year 11, Year 12 or Year 13 students in New Zealand
Competition dates and entry details
- Competition opens: Wednesday 5 April 2017
- Entries close: Monday 22 May at 5pm 2017
- Winners announced: Friday 2 June 2017
Post: College of Science Outreach, University of Canterbury, Private Bag, 4800, Christchurch 8140
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