Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm (February through December).
Presentations are given on current astronomical topics and we hold telescope viewings, weather permitting.
Please follow this link on how to get to the Tauranga Astronomical Society.
All children are FREE. Adults $5.
Become a member: Adults $30, Family $40, Students $10.
Posted on: July, 7th, 2019 | in
Apollo 11, Crewed Moon Landings, Meetings, Planets, Solar System, Telescopes
Jupiter from Juno (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; Processing: Kevin M. Gill) What does Jupiter look like up close? Most images of Jupiter are taken from far away, either from Earth or from a great enough distance that nearly half the planet is visible. This shot was taken by the robotic Juno spacecraft in February this year during its 17th […] Read more»
Posted on: June, 23rd, 2019 | in
Apollo 11, Crewed Moon Landings, Meetings, Telescopes
Buzz Aldrin setting up seismograph equipment. The lunar module is behind him. The moon landing was watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world. 20th July 1969 – Apollo 11 becomes the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) and Michael Collins (command module […] Read more»
Posted on: June, 15th, 2019 | in
Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS Processing & License: Gerald Eichstädt & Sean Doran As Jupiter is currently in our skies during the early evening, it’s topical to touch on the Abyss on its surface. ***************************** Jupiter Abyss What’s that black spot on Jupiter? No one is sure. During the latest pass of NASA’s Juno around Jupiter, the robotic spacecraft […] Read more»