Sep 30

A Planet For Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth

Dr. Natalie Batalha works at NASA’s AMES Research Centre and will be speaking on, ‘A Planet for Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth’. This area of astronomy is and will be THE most exciting and cutting-edge topic for many years to come.This will be an excellent opportunity for people to listen to […]

Jun 5

Universe Expanding Faster Than Expected

NASA’s Hubble finds universe is expanding faster than expected This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95 percent of everything and don’t emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter, and dark radiation. Read more at the Astronomy Magazine.

May 13


 What is Matariki? Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year. For some tribes, the rising of Puanga (Rigel in Orion) signals the start of the […]