Program for Public Meeting 12th February 2019

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.
(Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

~  Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th February

The Wonders, Origins and Diversity of Life

presented by noted English Astrophysicist Prof. Brian Cox

biodiversity

Biodiversity – examples of life on earth

Seeing Inside the Sun

Surface of the Sun

Surface of the Sun  (Source: youtube)

New Horizons’ Discoveries Around Pluto

Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was pointing cameras, spectrometers, and other sensors at Pluto and its moons – distant worlds that humankind had never seen up close – recording hundreds of pictures and other data that would forever change our view of the outer solar system.

Charon

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto’s moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.

(Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

The complexity of Pluto and its satellites is far beyond what we expected …..

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Make a note!

Our next public meeting

including New Horizons’ Discovery Around Pluto

Tuesday 12th February at 7.30pm

at Fergusson Park Observatory, Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga.

 

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Admission to our meetings –

A donation of $5 is requested.

Members & children free.

 

Annual membership –

$30 each adult

or $40 each family

$10 students.

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Happy skies everyone 

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