Astronomy & Geology Events

   

Wairarapa:                                            Astronomy Events 2019

The Phoenix Astronomical Society meetings (Trek around the Cosmos) are at the Stonehenge Aotearoa site. This allows us (weather permitting) to hold an observing session after the meeting. TPAS members free entry.  Public can register to come to meetings: Adults $15, seniors $10 and students (either primary or secondary) $5. Family $15 (4 people: 1 or 2 adults and children)You can book in using the booking system or contact us 06 3771600. 

In 2019 meetings will be on the 1st Saturday of the month.

What many people do not know is that we have an observatory with large telescopes adjacent to Stonehenge.       Using images from space telescopes each evening  will include a presentation  on the  latest discoveries  from observatories around the world  plus a special  presentation on something in our current night sky.    The evening will conclude, weather permitting, with a tour of the night sky and viewing celestial wonders through large telescopes. 

AUGUST SOCIETY MEETING & OBSERVING

Saturday August 3rd at 7pm

 

Due to bad weather it was decided to postpone most of our July program to August… so here it is again.

 

(Picture 6 Barnard)

 

Journey to Barnard

Barnard is one of the most famous stars in the sky but, most people have never seen it!  In this presentation by Richard Hall we reveal the mysteries of this star… which will pass almost overhead this evening.

 

The Archer & the Scorpion

In this presentation Ian Cooper explores some of the spectacular star clusters and nebulae in the constellations of Scorpius and Sagittarius.

 

Winter Stars

This is an audio-visual that explores the planets, stars and nebulae in our winter night sky.

 

(Picture 7 Telescopes)

 

Telescope Viewing

Following our presentations (and tea) we take, weather permitting, a laser tour of the night sky followed by telescope viewing.  Prime telescopic targets will be the planets Jupiter and Saturn and, the brilliant star clusters and nebulae in our winter night sky.

AUGUST SOCIETY MEETING & OBSERVING

Saturday August 3rd at 7pm

Due to bad weather it was decided to postpone most of our July program to August… so here it is again.

Journey to Barnard

Barnard is one of the most famous stars in the sky but, most people have never seen it!  In this presentation by Richard Hall we reveal the mysteries of this star… which will pass almost overhead this evening.

The Archer & the Scorpion

In this presentation Ian Cooper explores some of the spectacular star clusters and nebulae in the constellations of Scorpius and Sagittarius.

Winter Stars

This is an audio-visual that explores the planets, stars and nebulae in our winter night sky.

Telescope Viewing

Following our presentations (and tea) we take, weather permitting, a laser tour of the night sky followed by telescope viewing.  Prime telescopic targets will be the planets Jupiter and Saturn and, the brilliant star clusters and nebulae in our winter night sky.

Stardate 2020

Friday 21st to Sunday2 3rd February . Price for whole event is: Adults and seniors $30, 5-15 years $5, under 5's are free. Camping or staying in RV is $10 (for either one or two nights). Voyager 2 will be performed at Stardate.  

Stardate 2019, 31st annual Stardate                       


Stardate 2019
Stardate 2019
 
 
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 Private Tours can be arranged on any day at a time by appointment.

 

 

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Phone: (06) 377 1600
Postal address: P.O. Box 156, Carterton 5743
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Email: info@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz
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