Meetings

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.

Neptune at Opposition

Neptune

Neptune at Opposition This month is a great time to see the solar system’s outermost gas giant planet, if you have a telescope and a little patience. The above image of the planet Neptune was obtained during a test of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope array in northern […] Read more»



Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Shadowed Moon and Mountain

Shadowed Moon

Image Credit: Norbert Span   Shadowed Moon and Mountain On July 16th the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth’s dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse […] Read more»





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