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We hold monthly meetings at the Nelson Bartlett Observatory Foxton Beach School.  Feel free to pop along!


New Zealand Astrophotography Weekend 2021
December 3rd-5th

            Stefan Boelaars                                                        Brendan Larsen                                                     Matt Balkam

Foxton Beach Camp, Foxton Beach, Horowhenua

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Central Star Party 2017 Central Star Party has been established to hold annual star parties in the central North Island for the benefit of the astronomical community of the North Island of New Zealand ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2017, 3:58 PM by Stephen Chadwick
  • New Zealand Astrophotography Camp 2015 Between the 13th  and 15th  November 2015 the Horowhenua Astronomical Society hosted the third New Zealand Astrophotography Weekend. As was the case in previous years the event was a total ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 2:29 AM by Stephen Chadwick
  • StellarFest 2015 by Ian Cooper At the 4th StellarFest event held at the Foxton Beach Bible Camp this weekend we had a mixed night weather wise but around 10.00 hours U.T. it cleared ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 11:51 PM by Stephen Chadwick
  • Total Lunar Eclipse April 5th by Edwin Rodley The weather in Wellington was not looking too promising during the day and into the evening - severe wind gusts and clouds had left me thinking that there was no chance ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 2:55 AM by Stephen Chadwick
  • Aurora Australis from the Manawatu Aurora Australis from the Manawatu17th March 2015Himatangi Beach (Stephen Chadwick)Opiki (Ian Cooper)Himatangi Beach (Stephen Chadwick)Opiki (Ian Cooper)
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 2:37 AM by Stephen Chadwick
  • Astrophotography Weekend Great Success On the weekend of 21st-23rd November 2014 the Horowhenua Astronomical Society hosted its second annual astrophotography get-together at Foxton beach, which is situated an hour and ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 12:52 PM by Stephen Chadwick
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