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
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

TBA
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Astrophotography Group - Dec
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

TBA


Practical Astronomy - Summer Night Sky Planetarium Show
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

Come and explore the summer night sky! 

We will focus on some of the bright objects that we can see with the naked eye, along with a few deep sky objects that would be perfect for begi
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Practical Astronomy - Summer Night Sky Planetarium Show
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

Come and explore the summer night sky! 

We will focus on some of the bright objects that we can see with the naked eye, along with a few deep sky objects that would be perfect for beginners. 
We will also talk about some of the famous constellations that we can see in the summer and the stories behind them. 

This will be the last AAS meeting for the year!


NZ Radio Astronomy School and Computing for SKA Colloquium 2020
Monday 10 Feb, 2020 at 09:00Hrs
Venue: AUT
Speaker/Host: Prof Sergei Gulyaev et al.

Dear AAS members,
 
 
Registration is now open for two events, the NZ Radio Astronomy School and Computing for SKA Colloquium 2020, to be hosted at Auckland University of Tech
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NZ Radio Astronomy School and Computing for SKA Colloquium 2020
Monday 10 Feb, 2020 at 09:00Hrs
Venue: AUT

Dear AAS members,
 
 
Registration is now open for two events, the NZ Radio Astronomy School and Computing for SKA Colloquium 2020, to be hosted at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) from 10 to 14 February 2020.  
 
The three-day NZ Radio Astronomy School (10 to 12 Feb) is pitched at an introductory level, suitable for advanced undergraduate students, post-graduate students, and professionals with limited experience in radio astronomy. The first day of activities will take place at AUT’s Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory.  Please advertise this opportunity to students and any other potentially interested colleagues.
 
The two-day Computing for SKA Colloquium (13 and 14 Feb) brings together industry and academics involved in the design phase of computer systems for the SKA, and will include presentations and discussions around the project’s transition towards construction.
 
The meeting web site provides more information about the meeting, including registration instructions, a draft programme and list of presenters; this information will be updated periodically.
 

Kind regards,
Willem van Straten and Sergei Gulyaev
on behalf of the Local Organising Committee


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