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Tuesday 13th November Meeting – Astronomical Spectroscopy

The barcode of the Sun. A very long spectrum was chopped in small chunks and then displayed one on top of another.

At the Tauranga Observatory this week, we will be looking into Astronomical Spectroscopy. Astronomical Spectroscopy is the analysis of light that determines temperature, composition and movement of stellar objects. It is one of astronomy’s most useful applications. Astronomical spectroscopy is the study of astronomy using the techniques of spectroscopy to measure the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, including visible […] Read more»



Thursday October 4th Special Event – Dr Paul Groot “The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy”

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Dr Paul Groot will be speaking in our observatory hall, Fergusson Park, Tilby Drive, Tauranga, at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th October 2018. Dr Groot is professor of astronomy at Radboud University, located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in 1999 at the University of Amsterdam, among others on […] Read more»



Special Guest Presentation, 25th October, 2016. Professor Steve Pointing, AUT.

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On Tuesday October 25th, the Tauranga Astronomy is proud to host a presentation by Professor Steve Pointing from the Auckland University of Technology. He has been to every desert on the planet including Antarctica and to the highest point on earth that still supports life. He has worked with NASA for ten […] Read more»





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