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

Introduction to Astronomy - Feb
Monday 04 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

To complete the series of talks on Planetary Science from last year, this months Introduction to Astronomy will cover the high-energy explosive events of impact cratering.

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Introduction to Astronomy - Feb
Monday 04 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

To complete the series of talks on Planetary Science from last year, this months Introduction to Astronomy will cover the high-energy explosive events of impact cratering.

We are all familiar with the multiple impact craters on the moon and Mercury, as well as the smaller numbers of craters on Earth and Mars. How did those craters form and what do they tell us?

Come along to learn how impact craters form and get modified in many ways to provide a window to past conditions on a planets surface and its atmosphere. Furthermore, cratering can be used to date not only a planets surface but also the timing of early Solar System events.

See you all there!



Monthly Meeting - Feb
Monday 11 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Monthly Meeting - Feb
Monday 11 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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Astrophotography Group - Feb
Monday 18 Feb, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Astrophotography Group - Feb
Monday 18 Feb, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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Practical Astronomy - Feb
Monday 18 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Practical Astronomy - Feb
Monday 18 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

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Film Night - February. Big, Bigger, Biggest - Telescope
Monday 25 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

Big, Bigger, Biggest - Telescope is a documentary about the building of large telescopes. It covers a history of the optical developments needed to make larger scopes and the difficulties. There is so ...more

Film Night - February. Big, Bigger, Biggest - Telescope
Monday 25 Feb, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory

Big, Bigger, Biggest - Telescope is a documentary about the building of large telescopes. It covers a history of the optical developments needed to make larger scopes and the difficulties. There is some unusual and interesting material in this film. It ends with the building of the large binocular telescope in Arizona.

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