Welcome to the AAS

Founded in 1923 and now with over 600 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 Stardome Observatory public programs.




Upcoming Events

Young Astronomers - Feb
Friday 02 Feb, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room
Speaker/Host: Margaret Arthur

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

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Young Astronomers - Feb
Friday 02 Feb, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory - Matariki Room

Young Astronomers is the session for our younger members, aged 6-13yrs.

Margaret leads an interactive session covering various current topics with plenty of question and answers.

There will be telescope viewing after the session if weather permits.




Intro to Astronomy - Feb
Monday 05 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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

Total Solar Eclipses:Why these surreal experiences need to be on your bucket list! ...more


Intro to Astronomy - Feb
Monday 05 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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

Total Solar Eclipses:Why these surreal experiences need to be on your bucket list!

A total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the intense glare of the Sun’s surface, the photosphere,  allowing observation of the thin atmosphere,the corona, occur somewhere on Earth on average every 375 years. Ranging from approximately 7 seconds to 7 minutes duration, these rare and brief natural events have been of interest to humanity for thousands of years. Increasingly sophisticated instruments now study the corona during eclipses, researching solar physical processes important to Earth and society.

Monday nights meeting will cover the different types of solar eclipses, and the factors that determine their site, duration and frequency. The discussion will also include the significance of total solar eclipses, both historically and for modern science.  

Having enjoyed the 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse, I want to share with you the full experience, as well as show a brief video capturing the magic. The next readily accessible total solar eclipses will be discussed, after which, I am sure you will put one on your bucket list!

Best regards, Chris Benton.



Monthly Meeting Feb -
Monday 12 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
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The Monthly Meeting normally features a talk by a guest speaker. This month is:

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Monthly Meeting Feb -
Monday 12 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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Practical Astronomy Feb -
Monday 19 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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


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Practical Astronomy Feb -
Monday 19 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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


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Film Night Feb -
Monday 26 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This Months documentary is:

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Film Night Feb -
Monday 26 Feb, 2018 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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