Wellington April Meeting Thursday the 11th

Thursday, 11th April 2013 at 7pm - 10:30pm

Location: Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre

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Wellington April Meeting Thursday the 11th

WellingtonThursday April 11th, 7:00pm

at ‘Huntleigh Girl Guiding Centre, 46 & 48 Silverstream Road, Crofton Downs.




7:00pm Society News
7:05     The Swords of Damocles

Beyond the major planets, in a zone of never-ending darkness, are billions of minor bodies.   These tiny worlds, which form the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud, are the debris left over from the formation of the Solar System.  From these dark and frozen realms come the mysterious and sometimes glorious comets.  Historically comets have been seen as harbingers of doom.  But, they may also be the bringers of life.  Comets, their nature and mythology, and the important role thy have played in the evolution of life on Earth, are the topics of this presentation.  This will include the latest images and information on the recent comets that have graced our sky.

                                                                                     Presentation by Richard Hall and Ian Cooper

7:55     Supper


8:10     THE PLANETS: (1) Different Worlds
‘Different Worlds’ is the first of an 8 part documentary series on the planets, featuring unseen space race archive film and testimony from leading scientists.  This BBC production is said to be the most comprehensive and spectacular account of space exploration and discovery ever made.   


9:00     Meeting ends.  Weather permitting, observing follows the Wairarapa meeting.


Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre,

Silverstream Road, Crofton Downs, Wellington


Turn up Silverstream Road @ the Crofton

Downs roundabout.

Look for the Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre sign

near the Ngaio Playcentre.

Look for these letterboxes and driveway.

Head down this drive to the Huntleigh

GirlGuiding Centre (do not head down to the



The centre is a good sheltered site in Wellington

for observing so bring your camera and scope.


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