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Lord Rutherford is almost a household name in New Zealand. This talk will present one of the world’s greatest scientists and most outstanding New Zealanders, “the founder of nuclear physics”, through Russian eyes.
Get hands on to make mountains, rain, lakes, lahars, tsunami – like sandcastles but better!
In the cold, dark, deep ocean around Aotearoa incredibly diverse and unique animals that feed on potent chemicals that flow out of the seafloor have been found, creating life in ways never thought possible.
A special Members Only tour of the NGMC which opened in 2018, and which builds on the service delivered by GNS Science and GeoNet for the last 17 years.
Mana Island is a scientific reserve administered by the Department of Conservation, and lies about 5 km from the entrance to Porirua Harbour. Access to the reserve is restricted as visitors are required to find their own way to the island. The Friends of Te Papa have chartered a vessel from Paremata (Mana Marina) and you’ll have the exciting opportunity to be guided around the island by Te Papa Bird & Reptile Curator Dr Colin Miskelly.
Bird curator Colin Miskelly has led four expeditions to southern Fiordland since 2016, all focused on seabird conservation. Colin’s most recent trip was partially funded by the Friends of Te Papa.
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