Toward the end of November last year DAS member Ron Paine captured the ISS crossing the Sun.

RASNZ's president John Drummond briefly recaps last year, looks forawrd to the new year and extends seasons' greetings.

The 2017 RASNZ conference will be held in Dunedin on 12 to 14 May.

In the first of a series of occasional blogs Dr Nicholas Rattenbury talks about Auckland University and New Zealand's ventures into space exploration.

The RASNZ Lecture Trust Inc.

Watch this space for the announcement of the Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecturer for 2017.