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Program for Public Meeting 12th February 2019

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.

~  Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th February The Wonders, Origins and Diversity of Life presented by noted English Astrophysicist Prof. Brian Cox Biodiversity – examples of life on earth Seeing Inside the Sun Surface of the Sun  (Source: youtube) New Horizons’ Discoveries Around Pluto Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s […] Read more»

Next Public Meeting Tuesday 12th February

The MOA Telescope, Mt. John, Tekapo, NZ
(Photo: Frazer Gunn)

  The MOA Telescope, Mt. John, Tekapo, NZ (Photo: Frazer Gunn)   ~  Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th February So many members attended our first meeting of the year last Tuesday. We welcomed new members too. It’s all good! Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12th February. We’ll […] Read more»

Public Meeting Tuesday 22nd January


~  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»


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