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.

We are accepting only Poster Paper submissions now which may be made online. The Conference online Registration form is now available.

We are pleased to have as our Invited Speaker Dr Michele Bannister, an ex-pat Kiwi and planetary astronomer, who will be talking about the recent discoveries at Pluto made by the New Horizons spacecraft.

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

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

Please note that a late registration fee of $20 now applies to conference registrations.

Click Read More below to view the provisional conference speakers list.

RASNZ's President, John Hearnshaw, makes an annual trek to Thailand to sit on the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) of NARIT. Click below to read about this year's trip.

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.