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.
 

2013 Harry Williams Astrophotography Entries

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Upcoming Events

Film Night Sep - Clear Blue Skies
Monday 22 Sep, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

A documentary with Brian Cox comparing targeted scientific research to research for finding new knowledge alone with no specific commercial purpose. He uses examples from British history to show the b ...more

Film Night Sep - Clear Blue Skies
Monday 22 Sep, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

A documentary with Brian Cox comparing targeted scientific research to research for finding new knowledge alone with no specific commercial purpose. He uses examples from British history to show the benefits of each and the dangers of all research being for commercial purposes only. This is a must see film for people wanting proof of the value of using public money for space exploration and astronomy.



Young Astronomers - Oct
Friday 03 Oct, 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 - Oct
Friday 03 Oct, 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 Oct -
Monday 06 Oct, 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:

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Practical Astronomy Oct -
Monday 06 Oct, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

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Astrophotography - Oct
Monday 06 Oct, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome
Speaker/Host: Keith Smith

Continuation of SLOOH demo and what can be done with the PNGs and FITS files afterwards - including basic photoediting with MAXIM and GIMP.

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Astrophotography - Oct
Monday 06 Oct, 2014 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome

Continuation of SLOOH demo and what can be done with the PNGs and FITS files afterwards - including basic photoediting with MAXIM and GIMP.



Monthly Meeting Oct -
Monday 13 Oct, 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 Oct -
Monday 13 Oct, 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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View Our Other Upcoming Events
Astronz K-YB2014
2014 NZ Astronomical Yearbook
Astronz F-MOON
Moon Filter
Astronz E-P40
Eyepiece 40mm Plossl 1.25"
Astronz T-GS880
254mm (10") f/5 Dobsonian
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