Tuesday January 23rd Meeting – 20 Years of Cassini’s Exploration of Saturn


The Tauranga Astronomical Society is having a FREE evening at the observatory on Tuesday January 23rd from 7:30pm. You can view the crescent moon through the large 14” and smaller telescopes at dusk – from around 8.45pm, but before that we have a very recent documentary video on the Cassini […] Read more»

Tuesday 14th November Meeting – The Universe’s Biggest Blasts


This Tuesday, the 14th of November meeting has a documentary looking at the Universe’s biggest blasts, including asteroid and comet collisions; neutron star energy releases, and supernova. Also, we look at ‘The Foucault Pendulum’ when in the early 19th century it proved graphically that the earth rotates. Telescope viewing, weather […] Read more»

Tuesday October 24th Meeting – An evening in the Universe with Professor Brian Cox


Coming up on Tuesday 24th October at 7:30pm ‘The Universe’. A video lecture by Professor Brian Cox, described as simple, amazing and very informative. What was there before the ‘Big Bang’ and what is the Universe expanding into, are 2 further items for the evening. Telescope viewing of the moon […] Read more»


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