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Almanac 2018, $24 plus $3 p&p (within NZ)


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Almanac 2018 is both a Solar and Lunar calendar. Each monthly grid includes the phases of the Moon, the rise and set times of the Sun and Moon, planetary phenomena, meteor activity, solstices and equinoxes, public and school holidays, religious festivals, historical astronomical events, a Maori calendar and ancient star lore pertaining to each month. The planet rise and set is back by popular demand.

The Almanac contains dozens of spectacular full colour images of celestial objects  It also includes full colour charts of the Night Sky through the seasons.

 An information page explains how to use the Almanac and charts.

The Almanac is produced for the Phoenix Astronomical Society by Richard Hall, Kay Leather, and Charlotte Hird.

Feedback on this year's almanac

THANK YOU! They are EXCELLENT! How on earth do you manage to produce such high quality calendars so cheaply? The photos are superb - a whole year's worth of pleasure for the three recipients. - Kathleen, Westport

Thank you for the almanacs. They are stunning (as always) Tony, Petone
 
Congratulations on another excellent issue. Graham, Taradale
 
My son really looks forward to this (almanac) arriving every year. Cameron, Waipukurau

 To order, email: info@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz 


ASTRONOMICAL SUPER DEALS
Postage extra 2.50 within NZ

Spaceflight CD,  in soft cover $9

Moon map poster (lg) $9

Star charts CD, in case $12

Star map poster $9

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NASA - 50 years
Project Mercury
Gemini Program
Apollo 11
Apollo highlights
Skylab Space Station
Space shuttle
International Space Station
Constellation Program

Based in a nearside view of the moon created by joining together 1300 images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Identifies all craters and other features visible on the map.

18 detailed maps of the entire night sky., with stars down to sixth magnitude and deep sky objects.

All maps provided in north & and south up format, negative and positive and natural and mirror-reversed.

Shoes the entire night sky divided into two sections, corresponding in the Earth's southern and northern hemispheres.

Months on the Star Map have been designed for 90m (10pm Daylight Savings Time).

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BOOKS

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA
- The Complete Guide   $25 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

by Richard Hall, Kay Leather, Geoff Dobson, and Robert Adam; Awa Press

Guide WB The complete guide to a unique New Zealand attraction - and the amazing prehistoric places which inspired its creation.

Stonehenge Aotearoa is a brilliant open-sky observatory, especially designed for its location in the New Zealand country-side. A modern interpretation of England's famous Stonehenge and built to the same scale, it combines modern science with ancient knowledge. In this awe - inspiring place, people young and old can explore the mysteries of our universe, and learn how early cultures, including New Zealand Maori, used astronomy for life and survival.

 

In this Guide:

 - The history of this extraordinary project
 - The meanings of the giant 'stones'
 - How to use the Henge for observing the Sun, Moon, Planets and stars
 - Maori star Lore and Pacific Navigation

To order email: stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz

WORK OF THE GODS   $25 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

Taatai Arorangi: Maori Astronomy

by Kay Leather & Richard Hall; Viking Sevenseas

Gods WWork of the Gods is the first in a series of books by Kay Leather and Richard Hall that explores Taatai Arorangi, Maori astronomy and star lore. 

Creation myths are the most ancient, perhaps dating to tens of thousands, rather than a few thousands of years.  Encoded within these creation myths are knowledge and important information on the values and belief system of a people.  In this book Maori legends from the Matorohanga manuscripts are explained in order to bring to light the fundamental basis and structure of Maori astronomy and cosmology.

 

The work of Kay and Richard follows the insight of the nineteenth century elders in recording their knowledge in writing, by making that knowledge available in published form. Young and old people of today and tomorrow may look and learn to see the heavens from a Maori perspective.

David Simmons, Ethnologist

To order, email: stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz 

What our customers say:
Just a message to say that I have returned to Glasgow from a walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands to find that your wonderful book arrived a whole week ago! Thank you so much... what a brilliant read. I find the various astronomical legends and mythological cycles of the Maori, so eloquently related in the book, fascinating. Once I have finished this work I will be re-reading it. Complete satisfaction for me on both customer service and product: kudos to you, Richard and all your colleagues! - Steven McBrien

HOW TO GAZE AT THE SOUTHERN STARS   $28 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

by Richard Hall; Awa Press

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There is no more beautiful or intriguing sight than the night sky.  From the beginning of human existence people have wondered about the twinkling lights, and the strange objects that occasionally fall to Earth. Come along with astronomer extraordinaire Richard Hall on a tour of the heavens as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.  In this hugely popular book, Hall weaves state-of-the art science with the stories and myths of people across the globe and through the centuries.  From the iconic Southern Cross to the mysterious dark companion of the Dog Star, the night sky will never look the same again.

"Will beguile experienced star-spotters and absolute beginners alike"

New Scientist

 

 
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STONEHENGE AOTEAROA ALPHA BOOKLET   $5 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

by Richard Hall, Kay Leather, Geoff Dobson, and Anna Meyor; The Royal Society of New Zealand

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An illustrated guide to Stonehenge Aotearoa, particularly suitable for high school students.  Topics include: The original Stonehenge, ancient cultures and the night sky, the cycle of the Sun and Moon, the building and celestial alignments of Stonehenge Aotearoa, and Polynesian navigational stars.

 

 

 To order, email: Hellfa@xtra.co.nz

 


 

THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE OF ALBERT EINSTEIN    $26 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

As heard on National Radio - Leading New Zealand scientists and historians on the greatest revolution in modern science. 

Elegant WIn 1905 Albert Einstein is 26 and working at the Swiss Patent Office as a poorly paid technical expert. In his spare time he pursues his passion for physics.  The papers he produces in this one year will change the world forever; They will explain experimental findings that have puzzled scientists for decades, revolutionise the way we view the world, and lay the foundations of modern physics.  In this book, introduced by Rebecca Priestley, top scientists and historians explore the lead-up to his astonishing discoveries, and their world-shaking aftermath.

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE, Matt Visser

DISCOVERING THE AGE OF THE EARTH, Hamish Campbell

EINSTEIN AND THE ETERNAL RAILWAY CARRIAGE, Lesley Hall & Richard Hall

SCHRODINGER'S CAT, Tom Barnes

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF MATTER, Paul Callaghan

THE UNCONQUERED SUN, Robert Hannah

                                                                                                       GALILEO'S DILEMMA, John Stenhouse                   Awa Press

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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS    $26 + $2:50c P&P (within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

As heard on National Radio - How a rare astronomical alignment changed the world.

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 On 8 June 2004, the planet Venus moved across the face of the Sun. This historic event - visible from most parts of the world - was rare: the last transit of Venus had happened 121 years before.  On 6 June 2012, Venus will again traverse the Sun, providing an extraordinary and moving spectacle to people on Earth.  In this book, introduced by Marilyn Head, scientists and historians write of the extraordinary impact these cosmic events had on the exploration and colonisation of our own planet.

SEARCH FOR THE HIDDEN CONTINENT, Hamish Campbell

THE ROAD TO STONEHENGE, Richard Hall

SETTING SAIL ON THE PACIFIC, Peter Adds

SCIENCE IN COOK'S TIME, Duncan Steel

COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE, Anne Salmond

JOURNEYS IN TIME AND SPACE, Paul Callaghan

 Awa Press

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THE ZODIAC: Myths and Legends of the Stars ($70 plus P&P within NZ) IN STOCK NOW

YOUR STAR SIGN IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!

If people know anything about the stars it is their astronological star sign. Most people, upon reading this book, will be surprised to find that their star sign is not what they thought it was....

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 Astronomy and star-lore form a cornerstone to the rise of civilisation. To our ancestors the night sky was a picture book of information. by reading the stars they could find their way and foretell mighty events such at the flooding of the Nile, the coming of the rains, and the migrations of animals. The heavens above have always been for people both a spiritual and a physical reality. Consequently ancient astronomy is interwoven with spiritualism and religious beliefs. Here too in the night sky can be found the stories of the gods, the origin of our spiritual beliefs and many of the traditions and myths we live by.

Constellations of the Zodiac are among the most important 'signs' in the sky. The story of the Zodiac is the story of how human beings attempted to understand the complex universe around them and their place and significance within it. It is the story of how our ancestors tried to gain some measure of control over their own destiny both through science and mysticism.

NZ themed booklets  $10.50 each plus p&p $2.50 in New Zealand    
For further details on any of these books, please email: info@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz                                                                                                                         
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NZ Flowers & Berries; NZ Birds; NZ Flora & Fauna; NZ seashells; 
Shrubs & small trees; NZ trees & ferns; NZ Wildlife; Maori Legends;
Te Reo; Maori customs & crafts; Maori carving; Maori Love Legends;
Glimpses of the Moriori World; Maori placenames explained; Say it in Maori; NZ timeline; Maori vegetable cooking

General interest books 

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