A Nasa discussion – New evidence found at Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa.

Tauranga Astronomical Society

The Tauranga Astronomy Society will be showing the final video in their series on the solar system’s Moons.

A Nasa discussion – New evidence found at Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa.

Decades ago, science fiction offered a hypothetical scenario: What if alien life were thriving in an ocean beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa? The notion pulled Europa out of obscurity and into the limelight where it has remained, stoking the imaginations of people both within and outside the science community who fantasize about humans discovering life beyond Earth. That fantasy, however, may be grounded in reality.

There is great potential for future exploration with the possibility of life in the huge seas below the frozen surface.

Also, on Tuesday evening, some video and photos of the recent occultation of Saturn by the Moon, filmed by one of the members, will be shown.

The Moon won’t be suitable for viewing on the night. Jupiter and Saturn may still be visible, weather permitting.

Date & Time:
Tuesday 15th November at 7:30pm

Meetings are held in the Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Club building, Fergusson Park, end of Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm. Presentations are given on current astronomical topics. All those interested in astronomy in the Bay of Plenty district are invited to attend.

Observatory & Clubrooms

Venue: The observatory and clubrooms are located in Ferguson Park, Matua, Tauranga
Phone: 571 4474