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: November, 21st, 2019 | in
Art, Meetings, Star Formation, Telescopes
Painting Credit: Vincent van Gogh Digital Rendering: MoMA, Google Arts & Culture, via Wikipedia Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh The painting Starry Night is one of the most famous icons of the night sky ever created. The scene was painted by Vincent van Gogh in southern France in 1889. The swirling style of Starry Night appears, to many, to […] Read more»
Posted on: November, 14th, 2019 | in
Meetings, Mercury, Moon, Planets
Red Moon The day after the Mercury transit this week (Wednesday 13th November) we were able to view an exceptionally red moon in the east as it rose above the horizon. It’s redness was because of dust in the atmosphere from the Australian bush fires. Our president David Greig captured […] Read more»
Posted on: November, 10th, 2019 | in
Jupiter, Meetings, Planets, Saturn
Japan’s Hinode spacecraft captured this image of Mercury passing in front of the Sun on 8th November 2006, using the spacecraft’s Solar Optical Telescope instrument. Image credit: JAXA/NASA/PPARC In This Post – Transit of Mercury Our next public meeting ***************************** Transit of Mercury This Tuesday morning (12th November) people […] Read more»