Summary of Events

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

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 
March 21 7:00pm

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
June 15  7pm

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
September  5pm

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
Stardate 2019
Friday 4 - Sunday 6 January

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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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