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We hope to document key space-related courses and projects at the various universities around New Zealand.
University of Auckland
Liggins Institute: LENScience
"Bringing Schools and Scientists Together".
Download the 'Liggins Education Network for Science' brochure
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
University of Canterbury
MOA: Microlensing Observation in Astrophysics
MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) is a Japan/NZ collaboration that makes observations on dark matter, extra-solar planets and stellar atmospheres using the gravitational microlensing technique at the Mt John Observatory in New Zealand pictured above.
UC Astronomy Resources for Teachers
Includes this Ideas for teaching Astronomy document.
Presentations for Schools
Researchers at UC give presentations to schools in the Canterbury region, including topics on Planet Earth and Beyond (Years 9-11).
Aurora Astronomy School
The department of Physics at University of Canterbury operates an astronomy outreach programme for year 13 students each year. The 2011 edition was cancelled due to the Canterbury Earthquake, but it should be running in 2012 around Easter weekend.
You can view the Aurora Astro School_11.pdf, to get a better idea of what the program offers, costs, etc.
University of Otago
AARDDVARK: Antarctic-Arctic Radiation-belt (Dynamic) Deposition - VLF Atmospheric Research Konsortium
Provides continuous long-range observations of the lower-ionosphere. The Konsortia sensors detect changes in ionisation levels from ~30-85 km altitude, with the goal of increasing the understanding of energy coupling between the Earth's atmosphere, Sun, and Space