AAS Event Calendar

Special Talk Oct - Water volcanoes on Europa: tasting an extraterrestrial ocean.
Monday 22 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Hans Huybrighs



Water volcanoes on Europa: tasting an extraterrestrial ocean.

A deep ocean of liquid water is hidden under the icy surface of Jupiters moon Europa. Life might have developed there, shielded from sunlight and curious observers from planet Earth. Peeping through the ice to find traces of this hypothetical life is easier said than done, especially when you realize that the ice could be several kilometres thick. How then can we ‘taste’ this ocean and how can Europas water volcanoes help with this?
 

Hans Huybrighs has kindly agreed to give a special talk to the society during a short visit to New Zealand in October and November. He is currently a PhD researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research. Hans is studying data from NASAs historic Galileo mission in preparation of the European Space Agencys JUpiter ICy moon Explorer (JUICE), which is scheduled for launch in 2022. From 2019 he will be working for ESA to continue preparations for JUICE.



Film Night Oct -
Monday 29 Oct, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Ken Hulls

This Months documentary is:

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Young Astronomers - Nov
Friday 02 Nov, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is our group aimed for 7-13 year olds.
The session covers a range of current astronomy topics with plenty of Q&A and includes some telescope viewing (weather permitting).



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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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.

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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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Film Night November - Mysteries of the Moon
Monday 26 Nov, 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).




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:

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Young Astronomers - Dec
Friday 07 Dec, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is our group aimed for 7-13 year olds.
The session covers a range of current astronomy topics with plenty of Q&A and includes some telescope viewing (weather permitting).



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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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.

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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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