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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 22nd August Meeting – A Night of Presentations

star cluster

This week, Tauranga Astronomical Society will be hosting two presentations from long time members Amit Kamble and David Greig. Amit will be giving a presentation about star clusters, including his own astrophotography. After the break, David will give a presentation about the size and scale of our solar system. Weather […] 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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