Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand

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The object of the Society is the promotion and extension of knowledge of astronomy and related branches of science. It encourages interest in Astronomy, and is an association of observers and others for mutual help and advancement of science. It was founded in 1920 as the New Zealand Astronomical Society and assumed its present title on receiving the Royal Charter in 1946. In 1967 it became a Member Body of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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RASNZ Conference 24-26 May 2024, Nelson Early-bird registrations for this year s RASNZ conference are now open and can be found at: Click here Those wishing to present a talk at the conference and/or submit a poster paper can use the submission forms available on the registration page. Note that early-bird rates are available prior to 1 May, at which date the registration fees will increase by $40. For further information, visit the conference website at Click here Click here The conference organisers are grateful for the support provided by ASTRONZ, Nelson Pine Industries and Club Waimea. We look forward to seeing you in Nelson.


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The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand encourages interest in astronomy.
It is an association of observers and others for mutual help and advancement of science.​​​​​​​

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