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Public Meeting Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Contrail screenshot (source SunLive)

Vapour trail caught on camera A screenshot taken from a video sent to SunLive (video: SunLive/Chris & Amber Wyatt) Tauranga Astronomical Society features in a recent article published on SunLive – Tauranga’s Weekend Sun newspaper on-line news department. Last week the SunLive newsroom contacted us via our website. They sent a video […] Read more»



Program for Public Meeting 12th February 2019

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.
(Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

~  Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th February The Wonders, Origins and Diversity of Life presented by noted English Astrophysicist Prof. Brian Cox Biodiversity – examples of life on earth Seeing Inside the Sun Surface of the Sun  (Source: youtube) New Horizons’ Discoveries Around Pluto Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s […] Read more»





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