Leading NASA researcher to speak in Whangarei


Leading NASA researcher comes to Whangarei

Dr Natalie Batalha is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames and senior researcher of the Kepler Space Telescope. Her work has led to the discovery of thousands of planets around nearby stars and extends to the new James Webb Space Telescope due to launch in October 2018.

She will delver a public lecture sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's Lecture Trust on Saturday October 7 in Whangarei.

Dr Batalha was named One of Time's 100 most influential people in April 2017.


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Venue: Tikipunga High School Hall

Date: 7 October 2017 at 7:00pm

Cost: Adults $10, Students $5

Viewing targets for Winter / Spring


Still visible in the west at sunset, aim for the bright one.

Where possible we will aim for them after the main tour, come and see if you can find the giant red storm on Jupiter with your own eyes!

 Saturn is close to the scorpion's heart Antares at present, not as bright as Jupiter but definitely not to be missed!

As if that wasn't enough, when you look at these planets remember that we current have spacecraft in orbit around them both.

Juno is taking incredible close up pictures as it probes Jupiter's core structure, and Cassini is diving between Saturn and its rings that mission nears the end.

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