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.

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 14th November Meeting – The Universe’s Biggest Blasts


This Tuesday, the 14th of November meeting has a documentary looking at the Universe’s biggest blasts, including asteroid and comet collisions; neutron star energy releases, and supernova. Also, we look at ‘The Foucault Pendulum’ when in the early 19th century it proved graphically that the earth rotates. Telescope viewing, weather […] Read more»

Tuesday October 24th Meeting – An evening in the Universe with Professor Brian Cox


Coming up on Tuesday 24th October at 7:30pm ‘The Universe’. A video lecture by Professor Brian Cox, described as simple, amazing and very informative. What was there before the ‘Big Bang’ and what is the Universe expanding into, are 2 further items for the evening. Telescope viewing of the moon […] Read more»


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