Interplanetary Cycle Trail Launch and Naseby Dark Skies test

As part of the Otago Museum’s role supporting the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust’s project on mapping the solar system onto the rail trail (Interplanetary Cycle Trail), the Museum is organising a launch day at Ranfurly. 
The Museum team will be based in the Ranfurly Town hall.  From 10-3pm  they will be running astronomy-themed sessions with the Maniototo Area School. Then between 4-6pm at the Ranfurly Town Hall you are invited to come and learn more about the project and get involved then hear Dr Ian Griffin's talk on Otago's amazing Night Skies. 
Afterwards there will be opportunity  to try some star/planet gazing first hand and test drive Naseby’s proposed Night Skies viewing area between 7 and 9 p.m. Meet at the corner of Mount Buster and Danseys Pass Road. The Dunedin Astronomy Society will kindly be providing telescopes and other equipment.



Big weekend of celebrations planned for Ice Rink 25th

Maniototo Ice Rink celebrates 25th years of operation with a weekend of activities in Naseby over 17th, 18th & 19th June 2016.  The current committee is making contact with past members, managers, supporters, skaters, curlers, anyone who has enjoyed a connection with the Rink, to include them in this milestone weekend.   Please spread the word and ensure as many of those first ‘movers and shakers’ are included.

Friday 17th June – celebration dinner at Naseby Lodge, $40.00 per person.   Open to anyone with an interest in the early days of the Rink

Saturday 18th June (daytime) – Activities at the Rink including curling, ice hockey and skating – entry $5.00 per person or $15 per family. 

Saturday 18th June (evening) – Highland Ball at Naseby Town Hall – tickets $40.00 per person (on sale in mid-May at Naseby store or direct from Hazel)

Sunday 19th June – barbecue lunch at the Rink with ice activities and a general catch-up

To register interest contact Hazel Harrison  03 4449 937 or ladyjayne@clear.net.nz