When: Saturday 26th August 7:00pm, Where: Tawa College See many wonderful objects, star clusters, galaxies, dying stars and nebulae. We will be focusing on objects around the galactic centre like the […]
When: Wednesday 23rd August 6:00pm Where: Te Whare Aparangi, Royal Society of New Zealand The Hawking evaporation of black holes – Matt Visser In 1973 Stephen Hawking proved that black holes […]
When: Saturday 19th August 7:30pm Where: (to be confirmed): Brooklyn Hill Turbine We are hoping to get special access to this site again both for astrophotography and dark sky observing. Please […]
As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding—so far—that the planet’s magnetic field has no discernable tilt. This surprising […]
The Royal Observatory Greenwich in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for its annual Insight Astronomer of the Year competition. This competition is now in its ninth year. This year, […]
Interesting article from Universe Today. How Far Does Light Travel in a Year?
After decades of tinkering, Peter Beck and Rocket Lab are poised to bring low-cost launches to the world. A couple of interesting articles from Bloomberg. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-29/at-18-he-strapped-a-rocket-engine-to-his-bike-now-he-s-taking-on-spacex https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-29/the-tiny-satellites-ushering-in-the-new-space-revolution