Monthly Meeting – April – The Golden Age of Radio Astronomy 

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

The Golden Age of Radio Astronomy: Telescopes, Arrays, SKA and Beyond Sergei Gulyaev is Professor of Astronomy at the Auckland University of Technology and Founding Director of the Institute for […]

Astrophotography Group – April, PixInsight – A brief intro

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Speaker/Host: Liam Murphy  Liam will introduce the popular astronomical image processing software PixInsight. The talk will cover linear and non linear processing concepts, workflows and live demonstration of some stretching techniques.

Practical Astronomy April – Celestial Navigation Basics.

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

The aim of the night will be on the basics of celestial navigation. We will explore: -         Celestial Spheres and Coordinate systems -         Position of the Sun over the year -         Position of […]

Film Night – April Jupiter Revealed

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

This months film is a 2018 documentary entitled "Jupiter Revealed" which gives an account of scientists current knowledge on Jupiter and how this has been added to by unmanned space […]

Film Night – September – Eye in the Sky

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

  Eye in the Sky is a documentary about the development of telescopes from the 17th century outlining the discoveries made and the development of specialised photographic techniques and radio […]

Astrophotography Group July – ASCOM

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

The Astrophotography Group discusses the practical aspects of astrophotography. This session will focus on the vendor independent ASCOM software and how to use it to connect and control your astronomy […]

Film Night – July – Large Hadron Collider

Stardome Observatory 670 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

In 2019 Ken Hulls organized a guided tour of the Large Hadron Collider and was joined on the visit by Alistair Emerson. The LHC is the most powerful particle accelerator […]