Summary of Events

Summary of events at Stonehenge Aotearoa
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TPAS = The Phoenix Astronomical Society (meets at Stonehenge Aotearoa)

Throughout 2019, TPAS Society meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month and 2020 on the third Saturday at 51 Ahiaruhe Road, Carterton. Monthly meeting dates have been selected because most occur near the New Moon.This will allow, weather permitting, telescope viewing of deep space objects following the meeting. In addition, the afternoons can be used, as required, for working bees and other functions.
The monthly programme of lectures and observing sessions will be advertised and open to the public from 7:30pm. The fee per evening for members of the public will be: adults $15; seniors $10; primary or secondary students $5, Family $15 (1-2 adults & children - 4 people).

Stonehenge Stargazers Safari will repeat most weeks of the year.  Fees: Adults $15, Seniors $10 and primary or secondary students $5. Sessions are 3 hours max.
Start times vary:
Fridays:          7:30pm  now - November, November - February 8pm., March - October 7:30pm
Saturdays:      7pm - 1 March - 1 May,  6:00pm May 2 - Aug 31

3 monthly Stardates will replace the monthly meetings in Nov 2019, Feb, May and August 2020. 
Date Time Event name Short Description Link
 Was performed at Stardate on the evening of Feb 2 but there will be a second performance in the future.    "Voyager 2" - a tone poem by Keith Austin 1 hour electronic music experience under the stars within the stones at Stonehenge Aotearoa Planets
MAY 30 10AM-4PM
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May 30 see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari
Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 5 & 6 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 6 12:30 - 5pm 2- day
Intro to Astronomy course
Comprehensive introduction to astronomy suitable for all levels  
June 12 & 13
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 19 & 20
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 20 Working in with solstice event, time of meeting to be notified The Phoenix Astronomical Society meeting Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting)  
June 20 4:30pm Winter solstice Viewing the sun set over the winter solstice heelstone,  (weather permitting), tales of the Winter Solstice, followed by a shared meal (bring a plate) Winter
June 21 Telescope viewing of Matariki rising. Wellington: will rise 7:47am, actual solstice 9:43am Matariki Rising Telescopic view of Matariki rising. Run by Stonehenge Stargazers Safari (Milky Way Kiwi).  
Jun 26 & 27
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Jun 27 4pm - 8pm Astro-imaging course Everything you need to know about making images of the night sky.  
July 3 & 4
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 4 & 5 12:30 - 5pm 2 - day
Telescope course
Comprehensive course covering types, use and associated gear  
July 10 & 11
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 17 & 18
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 18 7:30pm Phoenix Astronomical Society Meeting Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting)  
July 24 & 25 see hours listed above
 
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 31 & Aug 01 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
August 1 & 2 12:30-5pm 2-day
Introduction to Astronomy
Comprehensive introduction to astronomy suitable for all levels  
Aug 7 & 8 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Aug 14 & 15 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Aug 21 & 22 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Aug 21-23 Scorpius Stardate Stardate is an astronomical festival to be held at Stonehenge Aotearoa.  It caters for people of all levels of knowledge with a range of talks, workshops, kids programs, field trips, movies and observing sessions. Stardate
August 28-29
see hours listed above
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September  4 & 5 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September 5 & 6 12:30 - 5pm 2 - day
Telescope course
Everything you need to know about telescopes and associated equipment  
September 11 & 12 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September 18 & 19 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September 23 6pm Spring Equinox Tales of the Spring Equinox, viewing the sun set over the equinox heelstone (weather permitting) followed by a shared meal (bring a plate) Druids will be involved in this event Spring
September 25 & 26 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Oct 2 & 3 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Oct 9 & 10 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Oct 16&17 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Oct 23 & 24 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Oct 30 & 312 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
November 4 & 5 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
November 7 & 8 12:30 - 5pm  2 - day Introduction to Astronomy course Comprehensive to astronomy and the cosmos.  
November 11 & 12 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
November 13-15   Andromeda Stardate Stardate is an astronomical festival to be held at Stonehenge Aotearoa.   
November 18 & 19 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
November 21 4pm-8pm Astro-imaging course Everything you need to know about imaging the night sky  
November 25 & 26 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 2 & 3 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 5 & 6 12:30- 5pm 2-day Telescope course Comprehensive course covering telescopes, types, uses and accessories  
December 9 & 10 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 16 & 17 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 19 7:30pm Phoenix Astronomical Society meeting Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting)  
December 21, 2020 7:30pm Summer Solstice The Summer Solstice will include viewing the Sun set over the Equinox Heel Stone (weather permitting). Bring something to share for a shared meal. Summer
December 23-26 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED  
December 30 & 31 see hours listed above Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
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Phone: (06) 377 1600
Postal address: P.O. Box 156, Carterton 5743
Street address: 51 Ahiaruhe Road, R.D.2 Carterton, 5792
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