Events

WINTER ASTRO-CAMP AT FOXTON BEACH THIS WEEKEND - FRIDAY 17 TO SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2012

The Horowhenua Astronomical Society, in conjunction with the Phoenix Astronomical Society, is holding a Winter Astro-Camp at Foxton Beach throughout this weekend - it will be the biggest astronomy event on our side of the country for a long time. All the information can be found at   http://www.horoastronomy.org.nz/upcoming-events/2012winterastrocamp

The following talks have already been scheduled for the Astro-camp:
* Professor Bill Williams:  Determining the astronomical unit
* Gary Sparks: Archaeoastronomy in Peru
* Frank Andrews:  Mars – The fourth rock from the Sun
* Edwin Rodley:  The super-moon of 2012
* Richard Hall:  In search of E.T.
* Stephen Chadwick:  Mosaicing the night sky
* Mike White:  An introduction to video astronomy
* George Ionas:  All in a night’s work
* Ian Cooper:  HH objects
* Kay Leather:  What really happened to Barbarella? (the Queen of the Galaxy)
* Paul Moss: Cross pollination
* Haritina Mogosanu: Kiwi Mars 2012
* Carl Knight: Mr D’s guide to stellar nuclear synthesis
* Peter Shilton: Dealing with light pollution
* George Moutzouris: TBA


PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE - WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2012

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, INCLUDING THROUGH A TELESCOPE! The moon will pass in front of the sun, causing a total eclipse from locations north of New Zealand and northern Australia, and a partial eclipse in New Zealand with more of the sun obscured by the moon the further north you are. In Hawera, the eclipse starts at 9:23am and finishes at 11:46am, with approximately 75% of the sun covered at 10:31am. More information will be posted here in future - in the meantime, you can refer to the link below or email us with any enquiries.
http://www.rasnz.org.nz/Eclipses/2012Eclipses.htm#Sun2