Aerospace Christchurch holds regular Meet Ups for the community to meet and hear the latest news and research in the industry
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch attending an Aerospace Christchurch event
Megan Woods, NZ Minister of Research, Science and Innovation attends an Aerospace Christchurch event
Aerospace Christchurch Meet Ups feature guest speakers from different areas of the aerospace industry with a different theme at each event
Join us for the inaugural Aerospace Summit on Monday 5 September.
Next Aerospace Meet Up
Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #24 Go Your Drone Way
Tuesday 14 June 2022, 5pm
BNZ Partners Business Centre
At this months Meet Up, we'll be providing an update and overview on current and future drone/unmanned aerial vehicle technology and projects happening right here in New Zealand!
What’s On This Month
Canterbury Tech Lunchtime Session - Transforming to a New Technically Agile Way of Working, and Life in a New Agile World
Tuesday 10 May
12.30pm – 1.15pm
Wednesday 18 May
10am – 5pm
EU Global Action on Space - Building Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response with European Partners
Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 May
Events in December 2021
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November 30, 2021(1 event)
5:00 pm: Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #21
Come along to our Meet Up to meet with fellow aerospacers and hear from some amazing speakers!
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December 4, 2021(1 event)
2:00 pm: British Interplanetary Society: Rolls Royce Nuclear Space Power
The West Midlands Branch presents:
Rolls Royce Nuclear Space Power, by Mike Crawforth
In this talk we will explore a broad overview of space nuclear power and propulsion systems, before diving into the current activities of Rolls-Royce, who are developing a nuclear fission reactor for space. We will cover the challenges of combining two of the world’s most complex domains, nuclear and space, and how Rolls-Royce plan to overcome these. Rolls-Royce are developing true multi-domain nuclear technology that can expand the possibilities of human activity in space whilst providing benefit here on terra firma as we drive to create a net zero sustainable world.
Speaker – Mike Crawforth
Mike Crawforth has worked for Rolls-Royce for the last nine years supporting the UK submarine programme in a variety of roles developing new components and systems. The UK’s nuclear submarines are powered by advanced reactors that can provide air independent power for decades without the need for refuelling. The challenges imposed in the subsea defence domain are similar to those imposed by the harsh environment of space (and access to it!) where Mike is now applying his skills to help Rolls-Royce develop a number of power and propulsion offerings for the space domain.
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December 7, 2021(1 event)
5:00 pm: Aerospace Christchurch Associates Christmas Party
This year we will be hosting our very first ASSOCIATES ONLY Christmas Party! There are only 100 tickets so get in quick, you don't want to miss out on what's sure to be the aerospace social event of the year!
Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 5.00pm to Late
The Dirty Land, 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City
Tickets: $29 +gst per head (to cover your meal)
Drinks: Aerospace Christchurch will be putting a tab on the bar
Your ticket will cover the cost of your meal from Mexicano's including:
Sharing Plates of Guacamole, Salsa and Corn chips, Crispy Potato Skins, Mexicano’s Fried Chicken and Sticky Beef, Pulled Pork & Charcoal Chicken Quesadillas. All dietary requirements can be catered for.
See you there!
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December 10, 2021(1 event)
All day: Destination Mars
Head into outer space on this interactive experience where gaming wizardry plus captivating live action equals high-stakes adventure!
An exciting new immersive experience, described as part animated movie, part video game and part theatre, that invites the audience on a 45-minute journey to Mars and back.
Opening at Te Papa on 11 December, Destination Mars will be running until 20 March as part of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
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“Christchurch is an ideal place to base our operations because it is a good location for flight testing, has less air traffic and relatively stable weather.”
Stefan Powell, Co-Founder and CTO, Dawn Aerospace