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.
October Society Meeting & Observing, Saturday October 5 at 7pm
Space news A presentation by Geoff Palmer of the latest astronomical events and discoveries.
Visions of the cosmos With spectacular images from space telescopes, we take a journey from the Wairarapa to the edge of the known universe.
The night sky We take a grand tour of our October evening night sky, exploring the stars, nebulae and planets.
Telescope viewing Following our presentations (and tea) Ian Cooper will take us, weather permitting, on a laser tour of the night sky followed by telescope viewing. Prime telescopic targets will be the Moon and planets, and the brilliant star clusters and nebulae in our winter night sky.
Stardate 2019, 31st annual Stardate