Monthly Archives: September 2018

Thursday October 4th Special Event – Dr Paul Groot “The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy”

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Dr Paul Groot will be speaking in our observatory hall, Fergusson Park, Tilby Drive, Tauranga, at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th October 2018. Dr Groot is professor of astronomy at Radboud University, located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in 1999 at the University of Amsterdam, among others on […] Read more»

Public Meeting 11th September 2018

~  Our next meeting is scheduled for 11th September 2018 Program Checking Out the Neighbours: Searching for planets in the Alpha Centauri system   The Centaurus constellation includes Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, both easily seen near the Southern Cross (Crux) constellation without telescopes. (Image Credit: Starry Night Education) The Alpha […] Read more»


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