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Public Meeting Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Saturn rocket

The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifts off on 16th July, 1969 from Kennedy Space Centre’s launch complex in Florida. (Source: Getty Images) The ‘Apollo 11’ crewed Moon landing programme Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, […] Read more»



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»



Next Meeting 23rd April

Milkdromeda

Based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Milky Way Galaxy (pictured right) and Andromeda Galaxy (left) are predicted to distort each other with tidal pull in 3.75 billion years, as shown in this illustration.   The Milky Way-Andromeda collision is a galactic collision predicted to occur in about […] Read more»





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