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.
And the crowning achievement of Kumeu Observatory so far was the detection of OGLE-2019-BLG-0960 Lb the smallest mass-ratio microlensing planet found to date.The microlensing alert on OGLE-2019-BLG-0960 had been called […]
The 2021 New Zealand Astrophotography Competition is now open for entries. This year’s competition will be judged by Robert Gendler. Robert is arguably one of the top deep sky astrophotographers […]
Full results with judges comments: Nightscape category: Winner:Meteoric Glow by Stephen Voss The power of a rare moment captured on a simple single exposure photograph, good composition, the message of […]
This year’s RASNZ Conference is being held online, via YouTube, due to the pandemic. As part of this week’s talk, Steve Butler, President of the Royal Astronomical Society of New […]