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Tuesday January 23rd Meeting – 20 Years of Cassini’s Exploration of Saturn


The Tauranga Astronomical Society is having a FREE evening at the observatory on Tuesday January 23rd from 7:30pm. You can view the crescent moon through the large 14” and smaller telescopes at dusk – from around 8.45pm, but before that we have a very recent documentary video on the Cassini […] Read more»

Tuesday 27th June Meeting – View Jupiter and Saturn throughout the night


Weather permitting, the telescopes will be available for viewing from the start of the meeting. The Moon will be getting low on the Western horizon by 7:30pm so should be viewed at the start of the meeting before it sets. Jupiter and Saturn will be ideal for viewing throughout the […] Read more»

Tuesday 25th April Meeting – Saturn, the Most Beautiful Planet in our Solar System

Saturn G Gomez

The presentation for the first half will be “The Planet Saturn – Details about this, the most beautiful planet of all in our solar system”. The break will be followed by equally informative astronomical items. Weather permitting, the telescopes will be available for viewing. Jupiter is now in the evening […] Read more»


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