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: 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»
Posted on: June, 10th, 2019 | in
Meetings, Observatory, Planets, Telescopes
Pan-STARRS Across the Lagoon Image Data Credit: Pan-STARRS, Eric Coles, Martin Pugh – Processing: Eric Coles Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds inhabit the turbulent, cosmic depths of the Lagoon Nebula. Also known as M8, the bright star forming region is about 5,000 light-years distant. But it still makes for a popular stop on telescopic […] Read more»