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 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.
2023 RASNZ Conference
The Auckland Astronomical Society are hosting the 2023 RASNZ Conference over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Conference Information can be found at the RASNZ website RASNZ Conference 2023
Announcing that the 2022 New Zealand Astrophotography Competition is now open for entries.
Alyn Wallace will judge this year’s competition; Alyn is arguably one of the world’s top Astro, landscape, and timelapse photographers. He was featured on the BBC Two “Moonshot” documentary to […]
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 […]