Public Meeting Tuesday 12th March 2019

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The featured image is the easily seen Orion Constellation

(Source: www.star-registration.com)

 

Our next meeting is this Tuesday 12th March

 

Our last meeting was well attended for an address by Keith Forrest, one of our members, who gave us a splendid address about his observatory that he designed and built. Thank you Keith.

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Our meeting this Tuesday will include a history of planet Earth’s climate.

The Moon will be good for viewing –moon

but there won’t be any planets to see.

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After 8.30pm when it is dark enough we can look at the Orion Constellation (above), and star clusters. The latter are groups of stars which are gravitationally bound.

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We see above the position of the Pleiades star cluster in relation to the Orion Constellation and the bright star Aldebran.

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Our next public meeting then –

Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm

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 (until the AGM in May)

$10 each adult

or $15 each family.

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Telescope viewing is subject to cloud cover.

 

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