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#34 September 2015 Newsletter

Dark matter and dark energy / Cassini probe / IC443 / InSite lander / New Horizons / Rosetta / Eclipse totality over Sassendalen #33 News and Events for the Beginning of September 2015

Hubble space telescope / Amit Kamble / Mars exploration / VLT / Bangkok meteor #32 News and Events for the Beginning of August 2015

The Constellations and Ancient Civilizations / ISS pictures / Earth from Saturn Adobe Reader required to view our older newsletters

Newsletter Archive

#31 March 2012 Newsletter

Secretary designate   /   Weekend Sun astronomy column   /   The Erin Simpson Show & Toby Hendy’s interview   /   AGM in May 2012   /   Team plans to stop asteroid from hitting Earth   /   Size comparison of the planets   /   Orreries   /   Measuring star distance   /   Back page

#30 September 2011 Newsletter

Local student attends space camp in the USA   /   TAS receives Trustpower community award   /   Annual president’s report   /   Deborah Hambly’s Skydome observatory   /   Back page

#29 April 2011 Newsletter

The mystery of the first stars  /   Mysteries of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s rings  /  April guest speaker – John Drummond  /  About the Webb  /  Around the observatory  /  AGM 24 May  /  Back page

#28 December 2010 Newsletter

CERN press releases:  LHC transition to lead ion, antimatter atoms produced and trapped   /  September meeting   /   First total lunar eclipse in 3 years   /  New super photons discovered   /  Radioactive-powered martian hoppers   /  First planet discovered from another galaxy   /  School children get up close to the big Meade   /  For sale   /  Back page

#27 July 2010 Newsletter

ESA Planck survey  /  Installing the new Meade telescope  /  Opening night  /  Jim’s life membership  /  The biggest star ever discovered  /  For sale  /  Back page

#26 March 2010 Newsletter

A visit to the CERN large hadron collider and other interesting highlights of my July 2009 tour of Europe. Ursula MacFarlane  /  M45 Pleiades  /  A 12 inch AE (Luton) cassegrain in Tauranga. Andrew Walker  /  Tauranga observatory update  /  For sale  /  Back page

#25 July 2009 Newsletter

May meeting  /  An investigation of the universe  /  June meeting: Spectroscopy  /  New committee, new editor  /  The genesis of the Tauranga Astronomical Society  /  Matariki  /  For sale  /  Back page

#24 April 2009 Newsletter

January and February meetings  /  March meeting  /  It’s finally here  /  Frank Bateson plaque  /  Constellation up close: Crater, “The Cup”  /  For sale  /  Back page

#23 January 2009 Newsletter

October meeting  /  The Tunguska event  /  November meeting  /  Apollo 11 mistakes revealed  /  Building a compact 6″ telescope  /  Constellation up close: Canis Major and Canis Minor  /  Back page

#22 October 2008 Newsletter
July meeting  /  August meeting  /  September meeting  /  West Melton observatory  /  A few thoughts from Dennis  /  How to make an eyepiece box  /  Telescope for sale  /  Constellation up close: Andromeda  /  Back page    /  T.R.O.G (Tauranga Roving Observers Group)

#21 July 2008 Newsletter
April meeting  /  May meeting   /  June meeting  /  President’s report  /  Stardome trip   /  Eyepieces for the TAS telescope   /  Constellation up close: Corvus  /  Back page

#20 April 2008 Newsletter
Gunter Van Dijk  /  January meeting   /  February meeting  /  March meeting  /  Curiouser and curiouser  /  Building a german equatorial mount: Part 3  /  Back page

#19 January 2008 Newsletter
October meeting  /  November meeting    /  Zeiss performance on a Tasco budget  /  Constellation up close: Orion   /  Back page

#18 October 2007 Newsletter
July meeting   /  August meeting  /   September meeting  /  Building a 10 inch telescope  /  Total lunar eclipse  /  Matahui Road school  /  Sculptor   /  Back page

#17 July 2007 Newsletter
April meeting  /  May meeting  /   Public meeting  /   June presentation  /   President’s report  /  From the president   /  Building a german equatorial mount: Part 2  /  Waharau dark sky weekend June 07  /  Coming up  /  Back page

#16 April 07 Newsletter
Frank Bateson  /  Recent meetings  /  Building a german equatorial mount: Part 1  /  Changing of the guard   /  TROG

#15 January 07 Newsletter
Comet News  /  Christmas visit to Whakatane  /  Further Society information  /  TROG

#14 September/October 2006
August meeting  /  Dr Grant Christie  /  Educational  /  When is a planet not a planet  /  Book review: Bright Star,  Beatrice Hill Tinsley  /  Further Society information

#13 July/August 2006
Recent meetings  /  Spot the difference  /  The parallel bang  /  Dr Jack Bacon  /  Waharau dark sky weekend  /  Gravitational lensing  /  John Gardner Williams  /  Further Society information

#12 April/June 2006
Recent meetings  /  Auckland observatory tour  /  Barn door tracking  /  May 2006 AGM  /  Lunar standstill  /  Further Society information

#11 February/March 2006

Comet lands in Matua  /  February meeting: Observing time  /  The kiwi constellation  /  Observing at Te Puke  /  Binocular viewing night  /  Forthcoming astronomical events  /  TROG

#10 October/November 2005

Jack Thatcher on navigation  /  Andrew Walker on telescope making  /  Constellation roundup: Pegasus  /  Astronomy crossword  /  Further Society information  /  TROG

#9 August/September 2005

Dr Jeff Tallon  /  Sunspots and aurora  /  Telescope viewing for Otumoetai Playcentre  /   Further Society information  /  TROG

#8 June/July 2005

Occultation of Jupiter  /  Matariki display  /  NASA deep impact mission  /  President’s report 2004/2005  /  2005 AGM

#7 April/May 2005

John Dobson  /   Hubble telescope: 15 Years  /  Star party news: Selwyn Ridge primary school, Rudolph Steiner school

#6 February/March 2005

Frank Bateson: RASNZ conference December 2004  /  Supernova report  /  John Dobson visit  /  Further Society information  /  TROG: Tauranga Roving Observers Group

#5 October/Nov/Dec 2004

Frank Bateson Speaks  /  Comet commentary  /  School star party  /  Websites  /  Further Society information  /  TROG: Tauranga Roving Observers Group  /  Library display  /  2005 yearbook and almanac  /  Committee news

#4 August / September 2004

Recent observing  /  Spots before the eyes  /  Comet commentary  /  Buying a telescope  /  Further Society information  /  TROG: Tauranga Roving Observers Group

#3 June / July 2004

Comet Neat Q4  /  Transit of Venus  /  President’s report 2003/2004  /  Comet commentary  /  Transit of Venus  /  Further Society information  /  Committee meetings  /  TROG: Tauranga Roving Observers Group

#2 April 2004

Welcome  /  AGM 26th May  /  Fading supernova  /  Solar flares  /  Mars spirit update  /  Mars opportunity update  /  Mysterious Sedna  /  Saturn occultation  /  Planetary distances

#1  February 2004

Welcome to our first newsletter  /  Society formation, current activities and future  /  Strategic plan  /  Aims and objectives  /  Black hole mayhem

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