New Zealand International Science Festival 2021

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New Zealand International Science Festival 2021

The Dodd-Walls Centre is taking part in three events at the New Zealand International Science Festival 2021

 

Quantum Shorts Film Festival Screening

Catch the top ten quantum-inspired short films from the 2021 Quantum Shorts Film Festival in the most immersive theatre in Dunedin!

 

Otago Museum and the Dodd-Walls Centre are bringing you the weird, wonderful, and stranger-than-fiction side of science with this screening of the finalists in the global Quantum Shorts Film Competition. These ’quantum-inspired stories’ are no more than five minutes in length and range from live-action to puppeteering, from dad-jokes to emotionally dramatic.

 

5.30pm – 7.30pm, Monday 12 July

Otago Museum

Planetarium and Beautiful Science Gallery

FREE, booking essential

 

Space Lasers!

Can you tell how far away the Moon is by shining a laser at it? NASA did just that as part of the Apollo moon programme! Come learn about lasers and optics and how we can use the unique nature of light to advance our understanding of the sun, the moon, the stars – including understanding the size of the whole universe and how far away everything within it is from us.

 

This activity is included as part of the Our Moon exhibition. The ticketing link on this page will take you to the Our Moon ticketing website. For more information about the Our Moon exhibition, click the link in the related events section below.

 

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 2 are free.

11am – 4pm, Tuesday 13 July 2021 to Sunday 18 July 2021

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin Central

Dunedin

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Quantum Cryptography via Satellite

As privacy concerns mount in the modern era, quantum physics leads the way in new encryption methods – learn how quantum key distribution works, compare it to other types of key-based encryption methods, and find out what happens when someone tries to “eavesdrop” on photon-based communication!

 

This activity is included as part of the Our Moon exhibition. The ticketing link on this page will take you to the Our Moon ticketing website.

 

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 2 are free.

11am – 4pm, Tuesday 13 July 2021 to Sunday 18 July 2021

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin Central

Dunedin