Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.
Astronomy Night – The Stars of Matariki, Naenae Library, Hillary Court, Naenae, Friday 5th July, 6 pm.
WAS Astrophotography group / Dark Sky Observing – Saturday 6th of July from 7.00 pm, Star Field – John Whitby’s dark sky site. Further details closer to the date.
Wellington Explorers – Matt Reading Saturday 6th of July 6 – 8 pm The Lookout Reserve, which runs off the end off The Quarterdeck, off Ayton Drive, Whitby. Further details are here.
Movie Screening – The Dish – Saturday 20th July, 6 pm, Walter Nash Centre, 20/22 Taine St, Taita, Lower Hutt
Stargazers Getaway – The North Otago Astronomical Society Inc will be holding this event from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1 at Camp Iona in Herbert. Email Co-ordinator, Damien McNamara [email protected] for details if you are interested in attending.
Beatrice Hill-Tinsley Lecture – Held in conjunction with the RASNZ Lecture Trust Inc. This years lecture will held on Tuesday 15th October. More detail and location information will be here and on our Facebook page closed to the date.
NASA Apollo 11 in Real Time
Visit it at https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
Flatulence and the Apollo missions
The BBC have an interesting article about the health problems encountered by the Apollo astronauts. This article has interesting snippets such as excessive flatulence caused by their diet. Doesn’t sound like much fun in a space suit.
The article can be found http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190617-apollo-in-50-numbers-medicine-and-health.
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