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

Practical Astronomy December - The Summer Night Sky
Monday 01 Dec, 2014 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:


The Summer Night Sky

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Practical Astronomy December - The Summer Night Sky
Monday 01 Dec, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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


The Summer 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.


Young Astronomers - Dec
Monday 01 Dec, 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 - Dec
Monday 01 Dec, 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. This will be our end of year session.

At 8pm the group can join the Practical Astronomy session in the planetarium.


Please Note the Change of Date



Monthly Meeting Dec - The 2014 Debate
Monday 08 Dec, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: -

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

The 2014 Debate

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Monthly Meeting Dec - The 2014 Debate
Monday 08 Dec, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

The 2014 Debate

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Intro to Astronomy Dec -
Monday 15 Dec, 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 Dec -
Monday 15 Dec, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

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Film Night December - How to Explore the Universe.
Monday 22 Dec, 2014 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

A film from the Sci Fi Science series that looks at how future space travel might work and whether it could be possible to travel faster than the speed of light. This is a very futuristic view of space travel taking concepts from science fiction and looking at whether they could ever become reality.



View Our Other Upcoming Events
Astronz K-YB2014
2014 NZ Astronomical Yearbook
Astronz Z-FR125
Focal Reducer 0.5x 1.25"
Astronz Z-MD2DSCT
Mirror Diagional 2" SCT BK7
Astronz F-212
Filter #12 Yellow 2"
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