The nomination form for Council positions is available for download as Nomination2016.rtf.

See the call for nominations page for further details.

Following on from the outstanding success of Students with a passion for Astronomy at the 2015 RASNZ Conference, the RASNZ Council is again offering to pay Conference registration fees for ten school students with a passion for astronomy.

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Nominations are invited for the Murray Geddes Memorial Prize and positions on the RASNZ Council. Click the "Read More" button below for details.


RASNZ's 2016 Conference will be held in Napier and hosted by the Hawke's Bay Astronomical Society and held 20 - 22 May 2016.  The Conference venue will be MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier's recently reopened museum, theatre and art gallery.  The Conference will be followed by a two day astrophotography workshop.

Paper submissions may be made online. The Conference online Registration form is now available.

Watch this space for further details as they come to hand.

The 2016 RASNZ Conference Brochure .PDF is now available for viewing and download.

As President of RASNZ John Hearnshaw was invited to attend the Prime-Minister’s Science Prizes awards ceremony at Te Papa in Wellington. Click Read More for his report of the event.

The RASNZ Lecture Trust Inc.

The Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecturer for 2016 will be Dr Michael Person.