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 second Saturday of each month  (except September) 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
 2018 (deferred to future date, please watch for date) Evening "Voyager 2" - a tone poem by Keith Austin 1 hour electronic music experience under the stars within the stones at Stonehenge Aotearoa
 
Planets
October 13 7pm The Local Group of Galaxies

In this presentation we explore the nature and evolution of the ‘Local Group’ and, weather permitting, track them down in the observatory telescopes.

Society
November 10 7pm

Matariki : Legend of the seven sisters

Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting Society
December 8 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting Society
Stardate 2019
Friday 4 - Sunday 6 January
       
2019
Feb 02
7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
March 02 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
March 21 5pm Tales of the Autumn Equinox The Autumn Equinox occurs on March 21. Consequently, weather permitting the program will include viewing the Sun set over the Equinox Heel Stone. Bring something to share for a shared meal.  
May 04 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
June 01 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
June 22 4:30pm Matariki & the Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice will include viewing the Sun set over the Equinox Heel Stone (weather permitting). Bring something to share for a shared meal.  
July 06 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
August 03 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
September 07 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
September 23 5pm Tales of the Spring Equinox The Spring Equinox will include viewing the Sun set over the Equinox Heel Stone (weather permitting). Bring something to share for a shared meal.  
October 05 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
November 02 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
December 07 7pm To be confirmed Presentation followed by observing (weather permitting  
December 22 7pm 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.  
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CONTACT US

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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