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.
 

2014 Harry Williams Astrophotography Competition Winners

A small movie of the official results of the 2014 Harry Williams Trophy Astrophotography Competition, it's best to watch in YouTube, turn the quality up to 1080p, let the movie load and enjoy.

http://youtu.be/cGXKjFGTG9g

4 Harry Williams Astrophotography Competition Entries

Please click on the link below to see a movie of all the entries submitted for the 2014 Harry Williams Trophy Astrophotography Competition which showcase some of the best astrophotographers in New Zealand. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2uqsmqRQdo

Upcoming Events

Film Night May - Journey from the Center of the Sun
Monday 25 May, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

A documentary on the workings of the Sun, covering some less well known facts about the Sun.

Film is 50 minutes long and will be followed by the May 2015Sky at Night show on the Hubble Space telescope (30 minutes long).



Intro to Astronomy Jun -
Monday 01 Jun, 2015 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 Jun -
Monday 01 Jun, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

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Monthly Meeting Jun -
Monday 08 Jun, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
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The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Monthly Meeting Jun -
Monday 08 Jun, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

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Young Astronomers - Jun
Friday 12 Jun, 2015 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 - Jun
Friday 12 Jun, 2015 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

Please note the date change


Practical Astronomy Jun - The Winter Night Sky
Monday 15 Jun, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Bill Thomas

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


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Practical Astronomy Jun - The Winter Night Sky
Monday 15 Jun, 2015 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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


The Winter Night Sky

This month we have one of our seasonal planetarium sessions, where we will review the summer night sky. Weather permitting we will follow up the planetarium session with an outdoor sky tour and observing using the EWB Zeiss telescope and courtyard scopes. If the weather isnt suitable for observing we will screen a planetarium show.


Astrophotography Group Jun -
Monday 15 Jun, 2015 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Keith Smith

The Astrophotography Group discusses the practical aspects of astrophotography. This months topic is:

Targets in the Winter
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Astrophotography Group Jun -
Monday 15 Jun, 2015 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

The Astrophotography Group discusses the practical aspects of astrophotography. This months topic is:

Targets in the Winter Skies.

Concentrating on Scorpio, Ophiuchus and Sagittarius.
 


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2014 NZ Astronomical Yearbook
Astronz F-102
Filter #02 Light Grey
Astronz Z-TR230
Tube Ring 230mm
Astronz E-CSV30
Eyepiece CPL 30mm 2"
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