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.
Book Online, using the booking system
Saturday April 6 at 7pm
Ancient Greek astronomers and their contribution to astronomy
Ancient Greeks were pioneers in what we call astronomy today. In this presentation by George Moutzouris, you will discover who they were and some of the great advances they made.
How to get to Mars
Short presentation by Robert Gentejohann
Following our two talks (and tea), Ian Cooper will, weather permitting, take us on a laser tour of the night sky followed by telescope viewing. Prime telescopic targets will be the wonders of Carina in the south and Leo in the north.
Stardate 2019, 31st annual Stardate