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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»



Tuesday 23rd October Meeting – Venus, Earth’s Twin

Damia Bouic, an amateur image processor, combined Akatsuki images taken through its UVI camera — at different distances — to create this composite. The brown region bristles with small convective clouds.
JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic

This Tuesday we have another live talk in our series of planets of our solar system. George Gray will look at Venus – deemed to be Earth’s twin, but still radically different! “Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar […] Read more»





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