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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.


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»

Tuesday 26th July Meeting – The Stellar Zoo, and Their Long Lives with Amit, and SOFIA Touches Down in Christchurch


This tuesday, Amit returns to give a presentation on the Stellar zoo, how many types of stars there are, how long they live for and why they are so important to the universe, and ultimately… us. He will be taking questions from the audience, and prepare to have your answers […] Read more»


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