Wellington October Meeting

Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 7:30pm - 10pm

Location: Lutheran Church Mt Cook

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CHANGE OF MEETING TIMES AND VENUE

The Wellington meetings will now be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Hall near the Basin Reserve (directions below).  The Wairarapa meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Society's Clubrooms.     
 
OCTOBER  MEETINGS

WellingtonThursday October 9th, 7:30pm
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, 12 King Street, Mount Cook
 
Directions:- From the Basin Reserve take the road to Newtown, Adelaide Road.  Then take the 2nd turning on your right.  Directly ahead, just across the tee-junction, is the Church Hall.
 
Almanaut      Presentation by Richard Hall
The 2015 Almanac is the 16th to be published by the Society.  These 16 issues have contained some of the greatest astronomical photographs taken by both amateur and professional astronomers and space telescopes.  In this presentation Richard will take us on a journey through space and time to explore many of these extraordinary celestial objects and places captured in the Almanac images.
 
A Tour around Observatories in Arizona and California
Presented by Dave McCarter.


Dave McCarter, an amateur astronomer in London, Ontario, is an indefatigable observer and a respected telescope maker who served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre, beginning in 2000. He has "Asteroid (14463) McCarter" named after him.
 
Wairarapa:   Thursday October 16th, 7:30pm
at the Clubrooms, 51Ahiaruhi Road, Carterton District
 
 The Search for Life in the Galaxy           Presentation by Kay Leather
Over recent years hundreds of planetary systems have been discovered in our solar neighbourhood.  Now attentions are turning to the search for biological worlds beyond the Solar System.   Researchers using both direct observations with space telescopes and computer modelling have come to the conclusion that the Galaxy is teeming with 100 million life-sustaining planets.  In this presentation Kay will discuss these latest findings and take a look at some of the planets studied around nearby stars.
 
OBSERVING EVENING     Saturday October 25th
The observing evening will only proceed weather permitting.  Note that the weather in the Wairarapa can often be very different to that in Wellington or the Kapiti Coast. If in doubt check the web page. 
 
6:00pm  Buckhorn in Carterton for drinks and an evening meal.  Then its back to the clubrooms….
 
8:00pm  Spring Night Sky  (A.V. presentation)
8:30pm  Observing

Wellington October Meeting Thursday the 9th

Wellington Phoenix Meeting

The Wellington Phoenix Meeting is at 7:30 pm,

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Program

7:30pm Society News

7:40pm Space News

7:50pm Night Sky

8:15pm  Main  Speaker / Presentation

9:00pm Observing if weather permits   

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