June 2014

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Investiture of Graham Blow - ONZM
Gordon Hudson

Graham Blow, a well known and respected New Zealand astronomer, was this year invested as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM). This is an eye-witness view of the day.
Volume 53, number 2. June 2014. P3

The KPO Weather Station
Gordon Hudson

The idea behind my building of a weather station goes back to 1993 when the Carter Observatory C14 with a Compustar built into it was installed in my observatory. First we had to try to automate the telescope which was not easy. Once we achieved automation we needed to automate the dome. Once this was achieved we needed a way of closing the dome in the middle of the night while we slept. If the wind rose to say 20 knots or more the dome would rotate to its park position and then close the shutter which opened like a clam shell and then parked the telescope and shut the dome and close down the power so the only equipment left running was the computer.
Volume 53, number 2. June 2014. P4

Karen Pollard
John Hearnshaw, Alan Gilmore, Pam Kilmartin

Associate Professor Karen Pollard was elected to Fellowship of the RASNZ at the society's 2014 Annual General Meeting in Whakatane.
Volume 53, number 2. June 2014. P7

Apia Aurorae
A L Cullington, R W Evans

This is the text of a talk given by A.L. Cullington of the Magnetic Observatory in Christchurch to the Canterbury Astronomical Society on 16th September 1958. Photos of two 1962 Pacific aurorae by J.G. Keys, Observer in Charge at the Apia Magnetic Observatory are included. Compiled by Bob Evans.
Volume 53, number 2. June 2014. P8