- Stargazers and night sky enthusiasts are calling for Dunedin to become the world's first "dark sky city". If the city's street lights are replaced by less light-polluting options (than the proposed LED ones), then it would be possible to see the Milky Way and auroras from all of Dunedin. I know a 6-year-old who would be ecstatic at that prospect!
- The talk was held on a Wednesday night yet attracted a capacity crowd of 900 people (split over two back-to-back sessions at the stadium). That's almost 1% of the city's population! I love that Dunedinites are into learning and finding out about new ideas.
- There is so much astounding beauty surrounding this city. Some of the jaw-dropping aurora photos featured at the talk were taken just a few minutes drive away from the city centre. And as Jordy puts it, in Dunedin, you just have to look up to be able to some spectacular sights. <3
Two nights ago, Jordy and I went to a talk about the Aurora Australis organised by the Otago Museum. It was interesting on so many levels, and really brought home why Dunedin is such a great place to live (and grow up in, lucky kids!):
"I started this blog to chronicle my family's adventures in Hobbit Land. There's rather a lot of pictures of garden vegetables in it. And food, lots of basic, honest, homemade food. Come on in!
ps: No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are radishes. I haven't gotten around to planting turnips yet!"
mrs turnip in the media
Asian Scientist Magazine parenting column
Dunedin TV story: "Local six-year-old attracts worldwide attention for nature documentaries"