AAS Event Calendar

Film Night - February. Quantum Riddle - Quantum Entanglement.
Monday 24 Feb, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

Quantum Riddle - Quantum Entanglement. This 2019 documentary looks at new developments and thinking about Quantum theory and its implications for cosmology.





Introduction to Astronomy - Mar - Space Telescopes II
Monday 02 Mar, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

After last year’s talk on three important space-based telescopes, it is time to introduce three more important ones studying astronomical objects and processes in different parts of the light spectrum. These include The Fermi Space Telescope observing in gamma-ray wavelengths, the Chandra X-ray Observatory studying X-ray emissions, and the James Webb Telescope scheduled to be launched in March 2021 and designed to see in the far-infrared.

We will discuss the specific optics of how these high-tech instruments work to capture and record light in these non-optical wavelengths, which is most interesting and a technical feat in itself. Further to that, we cover the types of objects and processes of focus for each telescope and why this is important in understanding the universe. A preceding brief revision of the electromagnetic spectrum of light and the importance of space telescopes makes this talk easy to follow if you missed the first talk.

We look forward to seeing you all there.





Monthly Meeting - Mar
Monday 09 Mar, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Mar
Monday 16 Mar, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

Telescopes and Mounts

This month as the first practical astronomy meeting of the year, we will be going over the basics of different types of telescopes and mounts and their pros and cons



2020 Northern Star Party (Dark Sky Weekend) at Waharau Regional Park.
Friday 20 Mar, 2020 at 16:00Hrs
Venue: Waharau Regional Park
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

2020 Northern Star Party (Dark Sky Weekend) at Waharau Regional Park

The Auckland Astronomical Society’s Waharau Dark Sky Weekend is from Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March at Waharau Regional Park, 1748 East Coast Rd, Orere Point, Whakatiwai 2473(about 1 hours drive from central Auckland).

It will be a weekend of practical astronomy and dark sky observing.

It is great opportunity to spend a weekend viewing the sky from a dark site on Moonless nights thought a range of different telescopes. Bring your telescopeor binoculars, but if you dont have any there will be plenty there for you tolook through.
Also the society has telescopes available for hire. Contact Steve Hennerley(027) 245 6441 or Darren Woodley 021776481 email: rental@astronomy.org.nz toget these. Book now as these can become booked out!

Duringthe day on Saturday there will be a full programme of practical astronomy – how to use equipment and various types of telescopes, new equipment demonstrations and an astrophotography workshop.

Films will be shown in the early evening on Friday and Saturday.

Price:
AAS Member earlybird $20.00. Name received by Wednesday 11th March. Payment received by Friday 13th March.
AAS Member standard $30.00

Non-member earlybird $40.00. Name received by Wednesday 11th March. Payment received by Friday13th March.
Non-member standard $50.00

This price includes bunk bed type accommodation.

To book please email Gavin Logan:gavinlgn@gmail.com giving the names of the people attending. Phone 021 1441055.

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Film Night - Mar
Monday 23 Mar, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Apr
Monday 06 Apr, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Apr
Monday 13 Apr, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Astrophotography Group - April
Monday 20 Apr, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Apr
Monday 20 Apr, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Film Night - Apr
Monday 27 Apr, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - May
Monday 04 May, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - May
Monday 11 May, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Astrophotography Group - May
Monday 18 May, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Practical Astronomy - May
Monday 18 May, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Film Night - May
Monday 25 May, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Jun
Monday 01 Jun, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Jun
Monday 08 Jun, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Jun
Monday 15 Jun, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Jun
Monday 15 Jun, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Film Night - Jun
Monday 22 Jun, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Jul
Monday 06 Jul, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Jul
Monday 13 Jul, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Jul
Monday 20 Jul, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Jul
Monday 20 Jul, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Film Night - Jul
Monday 27 Jul, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Aug
Monday 03 Aug, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Aug
Monday 10 Aug, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Aug
Monday 17 Aug, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Aug
Monday 17 Aug, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Film Night - Aug
Monday 24 Aug, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Sep
Monday 07 Sep, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Sep
Monday 14 Sep, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Sep
Monday 21 Sep, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Sep
Monday 21 Sep, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Film Night - Sep
Monday 28 Sep, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Oct
Monday 05 Oct, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Oct
Monday 12 Oct, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Oct
Monday 19 Oct, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Oct
Monday 19 Oct, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Film Night - Oct
Monday 26 Oct, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Nov
Monday 02 Nov, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Nov
Monday 09 Nov, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Nov
Monday 16 Nov, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Nov
Monday 16 Nov, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



Film Night - Nov
Monday 23 Nov, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

TBA



Introduction to Astronomy - Dec
Monday 07 Dec, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Chris Benton

TBA



Monthly Meeting - Dec
Monday 14 Dec, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

TBA



Practical Astronomy - Dec
Monday 21 Dec, 2020 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

TBA



Astrophotography Group - Dec
Monday 21 Dec, 2020 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA



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