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Member Reports from Robert McTague

Mar 31

Our Night Sky – Understanding the Universe

While this exhibition is on at the South Canterbury Museum, there will be several events held which are open to the public. Some are free while others require a gold coin donation. For any further details, contact the South Canterbury Museum on (03) 687 7212 or email [email protected] SC Astronomers Group website: Friday 5 April: 5:30pm Opening preview 6:30pm Skype presentation (Presenter Jack Newton, USA) Sunday 7 April 2pm Solar observation in Museum grounds Saturday 13 April 2pm Public talk in Ed Space: Introduction to Astronomy 3:30pm Repeat of talk if required Wednesday 17th April 2pm Solar observing, Main... Read More...

Apr 02

Lunar Observing Timaru New Zealand - Our first event GAM 2012

We had excellent viewing conditions, the location is the Timaru Piazza New Zealand, alot of street lights but we were observing the Moon so light pollution was not too much of a problem. Members of the South Canterbury Astronomers Group setup ten different instruments for the public to use, 150 people attended, all age groups. Many "wow" were heard so thats all ways a good sign. This was the first of five events planned for the month of April. Below are some images from the evening. A general view at the start of the observing Two girls using there smartphone... Read More...