Welcome to the AAS

Founded in 1923 and now with around 500 members, the Auckland Astronomical Society is one of New Zealand's largest

We are based at the Auckland Observatory and provide for all levels of interest and expertise in astronomy. We are committed to educating our members in the science of astronomy and to keeping them up-to-date with current astronomical developments and discoveries.

The Society members provide voluntary support for the Auckland Observatory public programs.
 

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Upcoming Events

Young Astronomers - Aug
Friday 01 Aug, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Sun Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6yrs upwards.

At 7pm Margaret Arthur leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and
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Young Astronomers - Aug
Friday 01 Aug, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Sun Room

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6yrs upwards.

At 7pm Margaret Arthur leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

At 8pm David Wardle will work with the older members of the group who are working on a range of research projects.

Members are welcome come to either or both session



Practical Astronomy Aug - Equatorial Mounts
Monday 04 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescope. This months topic is:

Equatorial Mounts
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Practical Astronomy Aug - Equatorial Mounts
Monday 04 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

The Practical Astronomy sessions focus on learning the night sky and using telescope. This months topic is:

Equatorial Mounts

This month we will be discussing the operation and issues with equatorial mounts.


Astrophotography Group - Aug
Monday 04 Aug, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome
Speaker/Host: Keith Smith

How to do Astrophotography from the comfort of your own home - Using robotic telescopes over the Internet.

Keith will demonstrate how he uses the Slooh robotic telescopes to capture images
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Astrophotography Group - Aug
Monday 04 Aug, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome

How to do Astrophotography from the comfort of your own home - Using robotic telescopes over the Internet.

Keith will demonstrate how he uses the Slooh robotic telescopes to capture images of Deep Sky Objects - including live views from the observatory in Chile.

(Note: If any reason the observatory is unable to run, an alternate program item will be decided on - tba)



Monthly Meeting Aug -
Monday 11 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This months is:

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Monthly Meeting Aug -
Monday 11 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This months is:

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Intro to Astronomy Aug -
Monday 18 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bernie Brenner

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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Intro to Astronomy Aug -
Monday 18 Aug, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

A tutorial series covering many aspects of astronomy. This months topic is:

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