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The Universe is Expanding Faster… or is it? Professor Jeff Tallon Lecture – Tuesday May 9th


Distinguished Physics Professor, Jeff Tallon will address this subject at a special public meeting to be hosted by the Tauranga Astronomical Society on Tues, 9th May 7.30 pm at the Tauranga Observatory Hall, Fergusson Park. This is a Gifford-Eiby Lecture of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Five years […] Read more»

Tuesday 9th February Meeting – Supernova Stellar Explosions


The upcoming meeting should be an extremely interesting one as we delve into the science behind supernovae – stellar explosions, with a video presentation that goes into depth behind the mysteries of these phenomenal events. As usual, weather permitting – we will also have the 14 inch Meade telescope available […] Read more»

Tuesday 22 September Meeting – Dark Matter and Dark Energy


Dark matter and dark energy. “The Invisible Universe” Around 85% of the matter in the Universe is dark, and of a type not understood by physicists. Although it doesn’t shine or absorb light, astronomers can detect this dark matter through its effect on stars and galaxies, specifically from its gravitational […] Read more»


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