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16 June - 31 July / 10am - 4pm


Solar Tsunamis - Parawhenua Kōmaru

Learn about solar flares, geomagnetic storms, sunspots and more!

Date & Time

16 June - 31 July / 10am - 4pm

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INCLUDED IN GENERAL ADMISSION

Accessibility

Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces. 

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy. Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

Parking

We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between sites. Mobility parking is available on-site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

We are looking up this July at MOTAT!

Did you know that outer space has weather?

It sure does! Space particles have the potential to impact our power systems, technologies, communications and more. The sun may be helpful at times, but it can equally be as harmful.

Powered by Tūhura Otago Museum, Solar Tsunamis - Parawhenua Kōmaru takes a closer look at solar flares, circuitry, and the "weather" effect the sun has for us on Earth.

Get hands-on with magnets, play with a plasma ball, generate your own electricity and create an aurora. Plus learn about electro-magnetism, geomagnetic storms and so much more!

Solar Tsunamis - Parawhenua Kōmaru is a hands and minds-on experience showcasing how space weather poses risks to our way of life. Full of fun and facts for the whole whānau, this is a chance to learn how an international research collaboration led by the University of Otago is preparing Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to a hazard that is out of this world.

Please note: Photography and filming may take place on the day for marketing purposes.

Date & Time

16 June - 31 July / 10am - 4pm

Location
Category
Tickets

INCLUDED IN GENERAL ADMISSION

Accessibility

Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces. 

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy. Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

Parking

We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between sites. Mobility parking is available on-site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.