AAS Event Calendar

Film Night February - Kuiper Belt Objects
Monday 27 Feb, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This is a documentary about the Kuiper Belt object and the Solar System moons Io Europa and Triton.



Young Astronomers - Mar
Friday 03 Mar, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Intro to Astronomy - Mar
Monday 06 Mar, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

Galaxies II: Our Home - The Milky Way Galaxy.

Presented by Chris Benton, this is the second of a six part series covering the essentials of galaxies, a very important part of astronomy. Topics will include 

  •The Milky Way basic structure and dimensions. How big is the Milky Way?

  •Where are we are in the Milky Way, and what are we looking at from Earth? 

  •Emission, reflection and dark nebulae. What are they, and where are they found in the Milky Way? 

It will be comprised of a 30 to 40 minute discussion, followed by a 30 minute pre-recorded documentary lecture from Professor Alex Filippenko of the University of California, USA. Both the discussion and lecture compliment each other, and will aim to impart: 

  •Principles of Galaxies 

  •Principles of relevant General Astronomy 

The comprehensive four page handout titled "The Milky Way In A Nutshell" brings together the main points from both talks on the Milky Way galaxy, Galaxies II and Galaxies III. They will be available on both nights. 

Whether you are a beginner or a more knowledgeable member of the society, you will not be disappointed. Come and explore the universe together!




Monthly Meeting Mar -
Monday 13 Mar, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Film Night March - Supernovas
Monday 20 Mar, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This Months film is a documentary on Supernovas. It contains some unusual and interesting facts and theories about supernovas as well as highlighting why they are important.

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Astrophotography Group Mar -
Monday 20 Mar, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Keith Smith

The Astrophotography Group discusses the practical aspects of astrophotography. This months topic is:

Introduction to On-line Astrophotography

If Sloohs Chile Observatory is online, Keith will show how to use Slooh to get your own astropictures, otherwise he will show you how to connect telescope and camera in order to do it yourself. 

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Practical Astronomy Mar - Autumn Night Sky
Monday 27 Mar, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


The Autumn Night Sky

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Intro to Astronomy - Apr
Monday 03 Apr, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Apr
Monday 03 Apr, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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Young Astronomers - Apr
Friday 07 Apr, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Apr -
Monday 10 Apr, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Film Night April -
Monday 17 Apr, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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2017 AGM
Monday 24 Apr, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

2017 Annual General Meeting

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Intro to Astronomy - May
Monday 01 May, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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Young Astronomers - May
Friday 05 May, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting May -
Monday 08 May, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy May -
Monday 15 May, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Astrophotography Group May -
Monday 15 May, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Keith Smith

The Astrophotography Group discusses the practical aspects of astrophotography. This months topic is:

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Film Night May -
Monday 22 May, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Young Astronomers - Jun
Friday 02 Jun, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Intro to Astronomy - June
Monday 05 Jun, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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Monthly Meeting Jun -
Monday 12 Jun, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Jun -
Monday 19 Jun, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night June -
Monday 26 Jun, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Young Astronomers - Jul
Friday 07 Jul, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Jul -
Monday 10 Jul, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Jul -
Monday 17 Jul, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night July -
Monday 24 Jul, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Young Astronomers - Aug
Friday 04 Aug, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Aug -
Monday 14 Aug, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Aug -
Monday 21 Aug, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night August -
Monday 28 Aug, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Young Astronomers - Sep
Friday 01 Sep, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Sep -
Monday 11 Sep, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Sep -
Monday 18 Sep, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night September -
Monday 25 Sep, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This Months documentary is:

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Young Astronomers - Oct
Friday 06 Oct, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Oct -
Monday 09 Oct, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Oct -
Monday 16 Oct, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night October -
Monday 23 Oct, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This Months documentary is:

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Young Astronomers - Nov
Friday 03 Nov, 2017 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.





Monthly Meeting Nov -
Monday 13 Nov, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Nov -
Monday 20 Nov, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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Film Night November -
Monday 27 Nov, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This Months documentary is:

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Monthly Meeting Dec -
Monday 11 Dec, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Practical Astronomy Dec -
Monday 18 Dec, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescopes. This months topic is:


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