12 May 2011

Our Changing World

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:35 pm on 12 May 2011

Driving along State Highway 85 - Central Otago's old Pig Route - it would be easy to miss Lauder - if it weren't for a few strange domes and antennae sticking out from the paddocks. NIWA's atmospheric research station, set up in 1961 to study auroras and airglow, is world leading, and Veronika Meduna heads south to the"stargazers"celebrating their golden anniversary with a balloon launch.