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We hope to document key space-related courses and projects at the various universities around New Zealand.
"Bringing Schools and Scientists Together".
Download the 'Liggins Education Network for Science' brochure
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.
Includes this Ideas for teaching Astronomy document.
Researchers at UC give presentations to schools in the Canterbury region, including topics on Planet Earth and Beyond (Years 9-11).
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.
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