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Sir Peter Gluckman’s report on the Transit of Venus

John Kerr posted in on August 23rd, 2012.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor this week presented a report summarising the discussions around science and society that took place at the Transit of Venus Forum earlier this year. Over 250 New Zealanders – including leaders from government agencies, local bodies, science organisations, academia, business, iwi and NGOs – gathered in Gisborne in June […]

Toby Manhire, Peter Griffin at the Transit of Veunus Forum

John Kerr posted in on June 7th, 2012.

Columnist Toby Manhire writes about his experience so far at the Transit of Venus Forum – Lifting Our Horizons,  for the Listener website: Transit of Venus: a fine(ish) dawn out east Transit of Venus: In Tolaga Bay, the clouds part as the anthem sounds David Shearer: stargazing at the Transit of Venus Science Media Centre […]

Transit of Venus forum tackles big issues

John Kerr posted in on June 7th, 2012.

The Dominion Post‘s  Hawke’s bay reporter, Marty Sharp (winner of the the 2012 Cannon Media Award for the Reporter – Science and Environment  category) is in Gisborne covering the Transit of Venus Forum – Lifting Our Horizons. An excerpt (read in full here): Environmental problems ‘now business problems’ Environmental problems are now also business problems, […]

Transit of Venus 2012 – resource page

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 1st, 2012.

On Wednesday 6 June 2012 Venus will pass in front of the Sun’s disk — a rare astronomical event with rich historical associations for New Zealand. No one alive today has seen a transit of Venus from New Zealand. The transit in June 2004 was visible from the other side of the Earth. Before that the previous […]

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