The Future of Space in New Zealand

Join the conversation with space experts at a public panel discussion in Auckland.

What's it all about?

On 20 May at the University of Auckland’s City campus the New Zealand Space Agency, SpaceBase and Our World and Universe (a University of Auckland Faculty of Science initiative) have gathered a panel of experts and space students for a public discussion and Q & A. Their combined experience spans astrophysics, space start-ups, satellites, and space engineering (including a former NASA engineer). Free to the public and students. Come and join us to discuss space, and hear about the growing opportunities in this fast-moving, high-tech sector.



Dr Nick Rattenbury (APSS)

Will Haringa (Zenno)

Jim Hefkey (APSS)

Dr Delwyn Moller

Jonathan Mace (student rep)

Anastasiya Kiddle (student rep)



Andrew Johnson, (NZSA)


This event will be live-streamed at

Our World and Universe 


You can drop into this event at any time.

Sir Owen Glenn Building (Business School), The University of Auckland’s City Campus, Room 260-092, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland

Monday 20 May
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Free event
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Dr Delwyn Moller


Dr Delwyn Moller is a radar systems engineer and former NASA engineer. Dr Moller was the Director of Research at CSST (now Xerra).

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Will Haringa

Co-founder &Business Director / Zenno Astronautics

Will Haringa is the business director and a co-founder of Zenno Astronautics, a satellite propulsion company.

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Jim Hefkey

Director / Auckland Programme for Space Systems

Jim Hefkey teaches space engineering and is the Director of the Auckland Programme for Space Systems.

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Jonathan Mace

Team Leader / Kessler CubeSat Group

Jonathan Mace is a mechanical engineering student and the Team Leader of Kessler, a CubeSat group at the University of Auckland.

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Andrew Johnson

Manager / New Zealand Space Agency

Andrew Johnson, is an economist and policy analyst who has worked in several public and private roles in New Zealand and the UK and is currently the manager of the New Zealand Space Agency.

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Anastasiya Kiddle

Student Rep

Ana studies Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Auckland and has been responsible for working on the science team in Kessler, with specific work helping research, design, and source the team's electron emitter.

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Dr Nicholas Rattenbury

Science lead / APSS

Dr Nicholas Rattenbury is an astrophysicist, space systems researcher, and science lead for the Auckland Programme for Space Systems. Dr Rattenbury is also a Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Discovery Fellow.

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