March 2014

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Astrophotography Weekend - Foxton Beach
Stephen Chadwick

On the weekend of November 29th - December 1st 2013 the Horowhenua Astronomical Society Inc. hosted its first astrophotography weekend. With attendees from as far away as Northland and the South Island it turned out to be a truly national event.
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Some Developments at the Awarua Satellite Ground Station
Robin McNeill

Looking for all the world like a second-hand car yard in the middle of a cow paddock, Awarua Satellite Ground Station looks perhaps a little unprepossessing. The station was built in 2005 by Venture Southland - the Southland tourism, business and community development agency - with assistance from the French Space Agency CNES, for the European Space Agency's Ariane 5 ATV campaigns.
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RASNZ Annual Report of Council for 2013

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Bringing Astronomy to the Public
John Drummond

One VERY popular strategy with the general public that the Gisborne Astronomical Society has adopted has been an Introduction to Astronomy Course.
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Jupiter Nights - An Astronomy Outreach Event
John Burt

On the weekend of 7 to 9 March 2014 the Gisborne Astronomical Society ran a very successful astronomy outreach event.
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