AAS Event Calendar

Extra Talk October - Eclipse Journeys
Monday 23 Oct, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

Solar Eclipse Journeys

A number of members were fortunate enough to travel to the United States in August to view the Total Solar Eclipse.

This session will feature a number of mini-talks from some of these members telling the story of their journeys and eclipse experience.

Note: This session replaces film night this month.



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.





Intro to Astronomy - November
Monday 06 Nov, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ankita Sharma

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

Theory of General Relativity: Presented by Ankita Sharma

Ankita is an Astrophysics graduate from the University of Auckland. She is now a member of the Auckland Astronomical Society, and will do a presentation on Albert Einsteins theory of General Relativity and how it relates to astronomy.    



Practical Astronomy Nov - Celestial Navigation
Monday 13 Nov, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Andrew Buckingham

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



Please note date change.




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

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. Please note the change of date. This month is:

Aurora Chasing from Southern New Zealand

Ian will be sharing his experiences as an aurora chaser here in Southern New Zealand. Since arriving in Dunedin in May 2013, Ian has become a passionate chaser of the Southern Lights, which can be seen surprisingly often from here in Southern New Zealand. In just over 4 years Ian has taken over 300,000 photographs and seen some amazing displays. In the talk Ian will share advice about how to spot and photograph the aurora.

Ian will also talk about his experiences flying on NASA’s SOFIA Observatory last year, when he saw the aurora in a ten-hour flight out of Christchurch as they flew way south of New Zealand. The experience inspired Ian so much that he decided to charter an Air NZ plane and, as a result in March of this year, flew the first ever flight from Dunedin to view the Aurora Australis.

Ian Griffin is currently director of the Otago Museum.

The meeting will be followed by supper and telescope viewing (weather permitting)





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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Young Astronomers - Dec
Friday 01 Dec, 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 - December
Monday 04 Dec, 2017 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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

Quiz Night:

A fun evening, with multiple choice questions related to topics covered during the year. After each question, a short discussion around the topic will be held, to highlight key messages.

A great way to learn.

See you all there!





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

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: Carolle Varughese

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


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Young Astronomers - Feb
Friday 02 Feb, 2018 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.





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