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 at 8pm on Fri and Sat evening (Except October). Please be prompt as gates will be closed by 9pm. Fees: Adults $15, Seniors $10 and primary or secondary students $5.

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
Jan 31, Feb 01 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Feb 7 & 8 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Feb 14 & 15 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
February 15 & 16 12:30pm - 5pm Introduction to Astronomy 2-day beginners course in Astronomy.  
February 21, 22, 23 2020 Orion 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
February 22 7pm Music at the henge Grafia and associates playing within the henge
(Separate to Stardate)
 
Feb 28 & 29 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Feb 29 4pm - 8pm Astro- Imaging course
1 day course
This astro-photography course  is followed by, weather permitting, photography and telescope observing. The course will include imaging with DSLR and mobile phones, and the photography of the Moon and planets  
March 6 & 7 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
March 7 & 8 12:30 -5pm 2 day telescope course Introductory telescope course suitable for beginners.  
March 13 & 14 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
March 20 & 21 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
March 20 7pm Autumn Equinox Tales of the Autumn Equinox, viewing the sun set over the equinox heelstone (weather permitting) followed by a shared meal (bring a plate). Tickets will be issued at the Visitors' Centre shop. Autumn
 
March 20 follows the equinox event 8:30pm Grafia  and others playing within the circle, separate pricing. You will need a ticket from the Visitors Centre shop to stay on to this event, make sure to get one.  
March 21 7:30pm Phoenix Astro Meeting Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting)  
March 27 & 28 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
March 28 6pm Earth Rhythm Wairarapa Short presentation followed by
drumming inside the henge
 
April 3 & 4 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
April 4 & 5 12:30 - 5pm 2 day
Introduction to Astronomy
Comprehensive into suitable for all levels including beginners  
April 10 & 11 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
April 17 & 18 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
April 24 & 25 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
April 26 To be confirmed Major event - details to come Further details pending  
May 1 & 2 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
May 2 & 3 12:30-5pm 2-day
Telescope course
Comprehensive introduction to telescopes and associated equipment  
May 8 & 9 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers
Safari
Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
May 15 & 16 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
May 22 & 23 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers
Safari
Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
May 22-24, 2020 Centaurus 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
May 29 & 30 7pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 5 & 6 7pm 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 after sunset
TB confirmed
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 19 & 20 after sunset
TB confirmed
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
June 20 7:30pm The Phoenix Astronomical Society meeting Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting)  
June 21 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
Jun 26 & 27 after sunset
TB confrimed
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 after sunset
TB confirmed
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 after sunset
TB confirmed
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 17 & 18 after sunset
TB confirmed
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 after sunset
TB confirmed
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
July 31 & Aug 01 8pm 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 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Aug 14 & 15 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
Aug 21 & 22 8pm 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 after sunset
TB Confirmed
Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September  4 & 5 8pm 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 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
September 18 & 19 8pm 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 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
November 4 & 5 8pm 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 8pm 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 8pm 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 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 2 & 3 8pm 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 8pm Stonehenge Stargazers Safari Exploring the night sky with telescopes, presentations if conditions are unsuitable  
December 16 & 17 8pm 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 8pm 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
Email: info@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz
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