August 2020 Monthly Meeting

NOTE: This event is not restricted to WAS Members, anyone may join us.

When: Wednesday August the 5th at 7:30 pm.

Where: At Space Place/ Carter Observatory. The meeting will also be online using Zoom. If you wish to attend via Zoom please fill out the form below and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

What: Over the Rainbow: Spectroscopy and Amateur Astronomy – Tom Love.

This month’s meeting will contain the following:

  • Night sky in August
  • Astronomy News
  • Main talk start at around 8:00 pm

Over the Rainbow: Spectroscopy and Amateur Astronomy – Tom Love

This talk looks at some of the background to the technique of spectroscopy. It shows how spectroscopic observations have contributed to astronomical knowledge, describes some of the technological advances that have made spectroscopy feasible for amateur astronomers, and gives examples of the science that is being done by amateur astronomers using these techniques.

Tom Love was an amateur astronomer and a member of the Dunedin Astronomical Society as a teenager.  He later spent a winter working as the first observer for the MOA project at Mount John.  He has recently returned to active participation in astronomy, and is enjoying the dark skies of the Wairarapa.


Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend by Zoom. The Zoom meeting internet link will be emailed to you at the email address you provide. Please check you SPAM folder and if you don’t receive an email within a few minutes please contact [email protected].

This event is not restricted to WAS Members, anyone may join us.


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