Experience the wonder of the skies

See the breathtaking beauty of the cosmos with your own eyes

Explore the Universe with Us

You're in great company

AAS has members of all ages and abilities

Explore the Universe with Us

Welcome to your universe.

Auckland Astronomical Society was founded in 1923, and with over 600 members, is the largest amateur astronomy group in New Zealand.  We are based at Stardome in Observatory and Planetarium in the shadow of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill, and we’re passionate about sharing our love for astronomy with the people of Auckland.

Meeting on the first four Mondays of every month, the AAS is an incredibly lively and active organisation, and there is something for everyone of all ages, all experience levels and all interests.  If you have a love of the night sky, and a passion about the universe around us, you’ll find a warm welcome at the Society.

Introduction to Astronomy

Learn more about astronomy with our easy to follow monthly educational sessions

Monthly Meeting

The best live speakers and recorded lectures each month on a variety of interesting topics.

Practical Astronomy

Learn about how and what to observe as well as useful information about use and maintenance of your equipment

Film Night

Sit back and watch documentaries and other films with a chance to discuss and find out more

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Upcoming Events

  1. Film Night October – The Quasar Enigma

    October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Introduction to Astronomy – Gravity

    November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Burbidge Dinner 2020

    November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Northern Star Party 2020

    November 13 @ 4:00 pm - November 15 @ 11:00 am

Meet the 2020-2021 AAS Council

BIll Thomas
President
Grant Christie
Vice President
Chris Benton
Membership
Steve Hennerley
Curator of Instruments
Niven Brown
Treasurer
Milina Ristic
Editor
Alastair Emerson
Secretary
Jerina McKenzie
Librarian
Brenton Faithfull
Councillor
David Britten
Councillor
Gavin Logan
Councillor
Carolle Varughese
Councillor