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

Practical Astronomy Sep - Spring Night Sky
Monday 01 Sep, 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:

The Spring Night Sky
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Practical Astronomy Sep - Spring Night Sky
Monday 01 Sep, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

The Spring Night Sky

This will be a planetarium session where we will be reviewing the night sky for the spring season. Weather permitting, we will continue after the planetarium session with telescope viewing using the EWB Zeiss telescope and courtyard telescopes. If the weather isnt suitable we will  run an extra show in the planetarium.

Please feel free to bring along your own telescope.


Young Astronomers - Sep
Friday 05 Sep, 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 - Sep
Friday 05 Sep, 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



Workshop - Lighting
Sunday 07 Sep, 2014 at 10:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Steve Butler

A workshop focusing on how lighting can be improved to have a less adverse impact on the night sky and what to can do to get changes.

Speakers

Steve Butler from the Royal Astronomical Society of NewZealand and senior lighting engineer John McKensey who works for BEElec MIPENZ MIEAust AssocMIES



Monthly Meeting Sep -
Monday 08 Sep, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Steve Butler

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

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Monthly Meeting Sep -
Monday 08 Sep, 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 Sep -
Monday 15 Sep, 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 Sep -
Monday 15 Sep, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

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2014 NZ Astronomical Yearbook
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406mm (16") f/4.5 Truss Dobsonian
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