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Christchurch Aerospace Meet Up #11: Exploring Local Aerospace Activities

Christchurch Aerospace Centre

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (NZDT)

Christchurch Meet Up #11:  Exploring Local Aerospace...

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Christchurch Aerospace Centre


Launch into 2020 finding more about local aerospace activities.


Regular attendees, please note the different venue.  We are at the Jack Mann Auditorium, University of Canterbury with close access to carparks from Solway Ave.

 

Planned presentations:

 

Introducing The Canterbury Astronomical Society
Rob Glassey, Vice President, Canterbury Astronomical Society
Astronomy is often called a gateway science, and who can resist the amazing images or a view of Saturn's rings? Rob will talk about his love of the night sky, science and community outreach.

 

Bringing The First Electric Plane To New Zealand
Gary Freedman, Founder, ElectricAir
We're about to witness change in the aviation industry akin to the electric vehicle revolution on our roads. Gary will describe the work that ElectricAir is engaged in to bring this new technology to the Christchurch market in 2020. Guilt-free flying coming soon.

 

AirShare: Creating The Aviation Environment Of The Future
George Ridd, Head of Operations, Airshare
An overview of AirShare’s vision for the unmanned aircraft industry and the development of a UAV Traffic Management system to support that vision.

 

Snow Thickness Measurements In Antarctica Using UAV-Mounted Radar
Josh McCulloch, Computer Science, University of Canterbury
An overview of a research mission to test an experimental snow radar in Antarctica. This mission was part of a larger effort to better understand the behaviour of sea ice and to prove that airborne radar could be a viable approach to measuring the thickness of snow on top.

 

Christchurch Rocketeers: Model and High-Power Amateur Rocketry
Simon Willoughby-Martin, Founder, Christchurch Rocketeers
An introduction from Christchurch's official branch of the New Zealand Rocketry Association, an amateur rocketry group launching rockets here in Christchurch. A look at what they do and how you can take part in the action both locally and nationally.

 

A special thank you to our event sponsor EY, venue sponsor University of Canterbury and support by ChristchurchNZ.

 

Header photo credit: ESA/NASA

Have questions about Christchurch Aerospace Meet Up #11: Exploring Local Aerospace Activities? Contact Christchurch Aerospace Centre

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Jack Mann Auditorium

Christchurch, Canterbury 8041
New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (NZDT)


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Christchurch Aerospace Centre

Promoting the interests of the Christchurch and Canterbury aerospace community.  We encompass broad aspects of aerospace: aviation, space flight, rocketry, manufacturing, engineering, geospatial mapping, data analytics, education, training and services. 

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