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About the space centre:

Te Awamutu Space Centre is an inspiring educational attraction for all ages. Experience the world of space and astronomy through unique displays and interactive activities. Our centrepiece exhibit is a small but fascinating collection of artifacts from the American and Russian space programmes. You'll also find informative displays about the Universe, the history of space exploration, scientific research and more. Use the interactive screens to see what's in the night sky, tour the Solar System, create your own orbital systems and more. Watch videos, ask us questions and just hang out chatting about space.

You don't need to be interested in space to love the space centre. Our most common feedback is from customers who didn't expect to like it because they don't care about space, but ended up really enjoying it.

We have a shop featuring space and science-related items for all ages.

We have weather-dependent options such as telescope viewing, including a solar telescope for safely looking at the surface of the Sun.

To visit the Space Centre you must book a session, either at or phone 07-870-1966.

The Space Centre is located on the corner of Lyon St (State Highway 3) and Whitmore St., Kihikihi. This is about 5 km south of Te Awamutu. The building has one main room and several smaller rooms, plus an extra classroom for school visits. We can accommodate up to 80 people for group bookings.

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About Dave Owen:

Dave Owen is an amateur astronomer and past president of Hamilton Astronomical Society. He has been a space enthusiast since childhood and maintained a strong interest in astronomy as his careers led him in various different directions. He's a registered psychiatric nurse, he spent years working as a musician and sound engineer before moving into television production, eventually becoming a live television director. At the same time he learned computer programming and website design, then built a suite of websites that provided enough income to fund his real dream - owning a space museum.

In 2009 Dave quietly launched the first small version of his project and called it Te Awamutu Space Centre. Since then it has grown into a nationally-recognised museum and education centre. Since 2014 Dave has been working full-time operating the space centre and teaching astronomy.