Throughout 2018, TPAS Society meetings will be held on the third Saturday of each month at the Society’s Clubrooms, 51 Ahiaruhe Road, Carterton. These regular 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 $20; seniors $15; children $5. (Phoenix members free).
|Date||Time||Event name||Short Description||Link|
|Feb 17, 2018||Evening 7:30pm||Forge of the Gods
TPAS & Stonehenge
|We explore the wonders of Orion and the process of star and planet birth||Forge|
|Feb 24, 2018 (subject to final confirmation)||Evening||"Voyager 2" - a tone poem by Keith Austin||1 hour electronic music experience under the stars within the stones at Stonehenge Aotearoa
|March 17||7:30pm||The Celestial Argonauts||In this presentation we explore the wonders of Argo Navis and, weather permitting observe them through one of our large telescopes||Argo|
Legends of the Equinox
|In this presentation we explore the ancient stories and meanings of the Equinox and, weather permitting we will see the Sun set on the Equinox Heel Stone. After the presentation there will be a shared meal.||Legends|
|June 15 - 17||4pm||Winter Stardate||Lectures, workshops and other events||Winter Stardate|
Matariki - Work of the Gods
In this presentation we explore the ancient meanings and significance of Matariki
|June 16||7pm||Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy||
Here we explore the brilliant central hub of our galaxy After the presentation, weather permitting, we will observe the wonders of our winter night sky through one of our large telescopes.
|June 21||4pm||Legends of the Winter Solstice||Weather permitting our program begins with observing the Sun set on the Winter Heel Stone at Stonehenge Aotearoa. This will be followed by a shared meal and a special presentation on the ancient stories and legends associated with this solstice||Winter Solstice|
Tales of the Spring Equinox
|The Spring Equinox occurs on September 23rd. Consequently, weather permitting the program will include viewing the Sun set over the Equinox Heel Stone.||Equinox|
Friday 4 - Sunday 6 January