Stonehenge Aotearoa is the home of The Phoenix Astronomical Society
, who built the henge with voluntary labour.
The general public are welcome to come to society events.
are held in the AV room of Stonehenge Aotearoa, which also serves at the society's clubrooms. Each month there is a presentation followed by social time and telescope viewing if the weather and circumstances allow. If you become a regular visitor we would like you to become a member.
is moving to Stonehenge Aotearoa in 2015. Stardate is an astronomical gathering for people who are interested in observing the stars through a variety of telescopes brought along by participants; people who like listening to interesting talks and participating in workshops; people who like good food and good company; people who are interested in diverse aspects of astronomy. To learn more click here.
also has regular events at the solstices and equinoxes - the largest being the winter solstice (shortest day of the year). The Grove of the Summer Stars conducts the ceremony at one of these events.
The summer solstice (longest day of the year) and the two equinoxes (at spring and autumn) are often smaller events. In these events there is a presentation followed by viewing the sun set over the appropriate heelstone (weather permitting). Time is allowed for participants to present a ceremony, dance, music or other presentation to celebrate the season but this needs to be organised in advance. If you would like to do something, click here
In addition, the henge is available for musical events, such at the popular Pink Floyd tribute concert that was held in 2014, and Led Zeppelin in 2015.