Wairarapa May meeting Friday the 10th

Friday, 10th May 2013 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: Society Clubrooms

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FRIDAY 10th of MAY (Day 1 of Autum Astrocamp)

Afternoon program at the Observatory

with Robin Warnes & Edwin Rodley

Join us at the observatory for solar observing.  There will be a partial solar eclipse – don’t forget to bring your solar viewers from the Transit of Venus. Experienced solar observer Steve Chadwick of Levin will also have his two H-alpha solar telescopes to view the sun.
2:00pm             Afternoon tea and observatory/clubrooms tidy-up
3:00pm             Solar Observing.   Session ends at 4pm.
5:00pm             Informal dinner at the Buckhorn in Carterton


Evening program in the clubrooms

7:00pm             UNIVERSAL EVOLUTION         Presentation by Gerry Eady
7:40pm             THE GREAT NEBULA IN CARINA          Presentation by Richard Hall
In the constellation of Carina, almost overhead at this time of the year, is the largest star-forming region that we can observe in our Milky Way Galaxy.  In this presentation we explore this great nebula and follow the evolution of the gigantic star that lies at its heart.
8:20pm             Tea
8:30pm             AUTUMN NIGHT SKY (AV) followed by TELESCOPE VIEWING
10:00pm           Science Fiction Movie


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