Public Lecture – Hosted by the Gisborne Astronomical Society and Tairawhiti Museum Professor Wayne Orchiston (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand) will be presenting a lecture at the Tairawhiti Museum on: “FROM JOHN GRIGG TO JOHN DRUMMOND: A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN NEW ZEALAND ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY” Wednesday 24th August, 2016. 7:00pm (koha) Details The astronomical world underwent a […]
The 2016 Royal Astronomical Society Conference was held in May in Napier and hosted by the Hawke’s Bay Astronomical Society. Read the president’s update.
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 […]