AAS Event Calendar

Film Night February - Gravitational Waves
Monday 26 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ken Hulls

This Month there will be four short films covering: an introduction to gravitational waves, details of the LIGO observatory, and results from the first observations up to and including the Aug 2017 coalescing of Neutron Stars. Sources of the films are the PBS, CBS/Brian Greene, the LIGO team, and ESA.





Intro to Astronomy - Mar
Monday 05 Mar, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: John Cartwright

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

The Northern Lights

AAS member, John Cartwright, is an experienced chaser of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. His talk will nicely complement last years talk on the Southern Lights.

A full discussion will include a historical timeline retracing the observations, documentation and cultural understanding the Northern Lights over thousands of years. He will also cover the more practical side of chasing the lights across the Northern Hemisphere, photographing and capturing the Northern Lights, and the impact of technology in supporting this.

If the stunning display of the aurora lights fascinate you,or they are on your "must do" list, then this talk is for you!





Monthly Meeting Mar -
Monday 12 Mar, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Dark Sky Night
Saturday 17 Mar, 2018 at 18:00Hrs
Venue: Wainui School
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

Wainui School, 492 Waitoki Rd, Wainui Picnic dinner at 6.30 pm followed by telescope viewing once dark. A great opportunity to view the sky from a dark site on a Moonless night thought a range of different telescopes. Bring your telescope or binoculars, but if you dont have any there will be plenty there for you to look through.



Practical Astronomy Mar -
Monday 19 Mar, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Mar -
Monday 19 Mar, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

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Film Night March -Living in a Parallel Universe
Monday 26 Mar, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This months documentary delves into the science of other universes and the physics involved in the theory or Parallel Universes.

Parallel universes sound like a myth, but a surprising number of leading scientists believe they are real. Some are interviewed and give practical demonstrations of how this might work.

This is a very entertaining film is 51 minutes long and will be followed by the latest Sky at Night show (30 minutes long).




Intro to Astronomy - Apr
Monday 02 Apr, 2018 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 Apr -
Monday 09 Apr, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Waharau Dark Sky Weekend
Friday 13 Apr, 2018 at 18:00Hrs
Venue: Waharau
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

Waharau Dark Sky Weekend is from Friday 13th April to Sunday 15 April.

Price:
Member earlybird $20.00 Payment by Friday 23rd March.

Member standard $30.00

Non-member earlybird $40.00 Payment by Friday 23rd March.

Non-member standard $50.00




Practical Astronomy Apr -
Monday 16 Apr, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Apr -
Monday 16 Apr, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

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Film Night April - War In Space - The Next Battlefield
Monday 23 Apr, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This is a 2016 documentary about Americas research and preparation for war involving space. Some of it is quite disturbing and contains information that most people would not be aware of or think about. This is not Star Wars type stuff, but what military things are being done at present.

This is a very enlightening film is 42 minutes long and will be followed by the latest Sky at Night show (30 minutes long).





Intro to Astronomy - May
Monday 07 May, 2018 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 May -
Monday 14 May, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy May -
Monday 21 May, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group May -
Monday 21 May, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

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Film Night May -
Monday 28 May, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ken Hulls

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Jun
Monday 04 Jun, 2018 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 11 Jun, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Jun -
Sunday 17 Jun, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Jun -
Monday 18 Jun, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

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Film Night Jun -
Monday 25 Jun, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Alastair Emerson

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Jul
Monday 02 Jul, 2018 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 Jul -
Monday 09 Jul, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Jul -
Monday 16 Jul, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Jul -
Monday 16 Jul, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

TBA






Film Night Jul -
Monday 23 Jul, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Alastair Emerson

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Aug
Monday 06 Aug, 2018 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 Aug -
Monday 13 Aug, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Aug -
Monday 20 Aug, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Aug -
Monday 20 Aug, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

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Film Night Aug -
Monday 27 Aug, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ken Hulls

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Sep
Monday 03 Sep, 2018 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 Sep -
Monday 10 Sep, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Sep -
Monday 17 Sep, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Sep -
Monday 17 Sep, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

TBA






Film Night Sep -
Monday 24 Sep, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Alastair Emerson

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Oct
Monday 01 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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

TBA





Astrophotography Group Oct -
Monday 15 Oct, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

TBA






Practical Astronomy Oct -
Monday 15 Oct, 2018 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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Monthly Meeting Oct -
Monday 15 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Film Night November - Mysteries of the Moon
Monday 22 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This months documentary looks at some of the latest research and information about our closest neighbour in the Solar System and the prospects of another manned visit there.

This is a very entertaining film is 50 minutes long and will be followed by the latest Sky at Night show (30 minutes long).




Film Night Oct -
Monday 22 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ken Hulls

This Months documentary is:

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Intro to Astronomy - Nov
Monday 05 Nov, 2018 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 Nov -
Monday 12 Nov, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Nov -
Monday 19 Nov, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Nov -
Monday 19 Nov, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

TBA






Intro to Astronomy - Dec
Monday 03 Dec, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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

TBA





Monthly Meeting Dec -
Monday 10 Dec, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: - TBA

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

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Practical Astronomy Dec -
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 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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Astrophotography Group Dec -
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

TBA






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