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

Astrophotography Group Dec - Solar Imaging with Otto Gruebl
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

Imaging of the Sun and solar transits of the ISS wi
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Astrophotography Group Dec - Solar Imaging with Otto Gruebl
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

The Astrophotography sessions focus on equipment, techniques and processing for imaging the night sky.

Imaging of the Sun and solar transits of the ISS with Otto Gruebl

Otto has produced a long series of remarkable solar images, has spoken to the society before, and is a frequent contributor to the group. His full solar disc images in CaK show amazing detail, and he has produced numerous fascinating images of the ISS transiting the solar disc. He will offer some more detailed information about his methods and equipment.




Film Night December -
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 at 19:30Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This month we will have a full lenght science fiction film created by a world famous astronomer. A must to see.

Please note that the film is 2 hours long so we will be starting at 7.30pm in
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Film Night December -
Monday 17 Dec, 2018 at 19:30Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

This month we will have a full lenght science fiction film created by a world famous astronomer. A must to see.

Please note that the film is 2 hours long so we will be starting at 7.30pm instead of the usual 8pm.





Waharau Dark Sky Weekend
Friday 05 Apr, 2019 at 16:00Hrs
Venue: Waharau Regional Park
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

A weekend of practical astronomy and dark sky observing from Friday 5th April until Sunday 7th April. ...more

Waharau Dark Sky Weekend
Friday 05 Apr, 2019 at 16:00Hrs
Venue: Waharau Regional Park

A weekend of practical astronomy and dark sky observing from Friday 5th April until Sunday 7th April.

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GSO 10" Dobsonian Telescope
Astronz T-SCTM90-08
8" Meade LX90-ACF Telescope
Astronz M-STX
iOptron SkyTracker Pro Mount
Astronz K-TLAO
Turn Left At Orion
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