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Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Public Meeting Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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Vapour trail caught on camera A screenshot taken from a video sent to SunLive (video: SunLive/Chris & Amber Wyatt) Tauranga Astronomical Society features in a recent article published on SunLive – Tauranga’s Weekend Sun newspaper on-line news department. Last week the SunLive newsroom contacted us via our website. They sent a video […] Read more»



Public Meeting Tuesday 9th April 2019

This view shows several of the ALMA antennas and the central regions of the Milky Way above. In this wide field view, the zodiacal light is seen upper right and at lower left Mars is seen. Saturn is a bit higher in the sky towards the centre of the image. The image was taken during the ESO Ultra HD (UHD) Expedition.

The band of the Milky Way galaxy can be seen at night in areas with dark skies. Here it is seen with several Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Arra (ALMA) antenna. (Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi   Our next meeting is this Tuesday 9th April   The Program On-screen presentations – The formation of Our Galaxy […] Read more»





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