Wairaapa July Meeting Friday the 12th

Friday, 12th July 2013 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Phoenix Clubrooms: Stonehenge Aotearoa

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PROGRAM

7:30pm Society News

7:35pm        ANCIENT GREEK ASTRONOMY     
                Presentation by George Moutzouris

Ptolemy

The Greek contribution to astronomy was not so much in observation as it was in applying logical thinking and geometry to these observations. That is how Greek mathematicians figured out that the earth was spherical and went around the sun, calculated the size of the earth, understood eclipses and eclipse cycles and developed the first valid idea of the scale of the universe. This presentation is about those ancient Greek astronomers/mathematicians and their great contributions to our knowledge of the heavens and, to the world we know today.

8:15pm       Supper

8:30pm     THE EVOLUTION OF AMATEUR ASTRONOMY IN NEW ZEALAND    
              1973-2013    Presentation by Ian Cooper
 

Albert Jones

Ian is one of New Zealand’s leading amateur astronomers and, in the opinion of many, our best visual observer. Ian’s talk covers the four decades that he has been active in astronomy.

9:30pm - Telescope Obseving if Weather Permits.

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