Monthly Archives: October 2019

New Moons of Saturn

New moons of Saturn

This illustration shows the orbits of 20 newly-found moons of Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons. Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system’s satellite king. (Image credit: Illustration: Carnegie Institution for Science.)   20 New Moons Found Around Saturn – Snagging Satellite Record from Jupiter Astronomers [have] […] Read more»

The World At Night – Lecture


Babak Tafreshi – The World at Night This Friday 11th October 2019 Beatrice Hill Lecture – The World at Night At Otumoetai Baptist Church auditorium, 7.30pm   The Tauranga Astronomical Society sponsors an annual address by a prominent international astronomer / scientist organised by the Royal Astronomical Society NZ. This […] Read more»

Crowded Space Station


Crowded Space Station   It was a bit crowded at the International Space Station (ISS) this week.   A busy week at the International Space Station (ISS). With nine crew members on board this week, the orbiting laboratory was unusually crowded from Wednesday (25th September) until Thursday (3rd October) when three of […] Read more»


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