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: September, 26th, 2018 | in
Dr Paul Groot will be speaking in our observatory hall, Fergusson Park, Tilby Drive, Tauranga, at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th October 2018. Dr Groot is professor of astronomy at Radboud University, located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in 1999 at the University of Amsterdam, among others on […] Read more»
Posted on: September, 20th, 2018 | in
Cosmology, General, Meetings, Planets, Solar System, Stellar
~ Our next meeting is this Tuesday 25th September Program: Planet Earth’s Techtonic Plate Movement Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth’s lithosphere, since tectonic processes began on Earth between […] Read more»
Posted on: September, 9th, 2018 | in
Cosmology, Meetings, Planets, Stellar
~ Our next meeting is scheduled for 11th September 2018 Program Checking Out the Neighbours: Searching for planets in the Alpha Centauri system The Centaurus constellation includes Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, both easily seen near the Southern Cross (Crux) constellation without telescopes. (Image Credit: Starry Night Education) The Alpha […] Read more»