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Public Meeting Tuesday 22nd January

Milkdromeda

~  Our next meeting is this Tuesday 22nd January Program:   Topic #1: Our solar system’s geological makeup.   Topic #2: The latest from Nasa’s space craft New Horizons, that recently explored the Ultima Thule asteroid in the solar system’s Kuiper Belt, is yielding scientific discoveries daily. Ultima Thule Asteroid  (Source: […] Read more»



January Members’ Meeting

The Tauranga Astronomical Society committee wish all members a happy New Year, and we look forward to meeting you all at our 2019 meetings. Make a note! Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd January. We’ll advertise details of the meeting in due course. We’ll have […] Read more»



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»





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