20 Jun 2022

Expert feature: Matariki with Richard Hall

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 20 June 2022

We know how important Matariki is to Maori but the star cluster has been part of human folklore for tens of thousands of years.  

Today's expert Richard Hall is one of our country's leading astronomical communicators who blends modern astromony with ancient star lore.

Richard started his astronomical career at National Observatory in Wellington and then went on to lead of a team of enthusiasts that designed and built a replica of Stonehenge in the Wairarapa, which he now manages.

He has also written a book about how to gaze at the southern stars.