The RASNZ Lecture Trust Inc.

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


RASNZ's 2016 Conference will be held in Napier and hosted by the Hawke's Bay Astronomical Society and held 13 - 15 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.

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

RASNZ President John Hearnshaw has just returned from the International Astronomical Union's 29th General Assembly.

RASNZ has strong links with the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board. Our President John Hearnshaw is also chairman of the board. His latest blog discusses the Starlight Festival that takes place in Twizel in October.

John's second instalment following the activities at Tekapo covers the Mt John 50th Anniversary Symposium.

RASNZ President, John Hearnshaw, describes the recent outstanding RASNZ Conference in Tekapo.

The excellent 2015 RASNZ Conference at Lake Tekapo has finished. We hope to see you all in Napier next year.

Watch this space for articles from the conference over the next little while.

RASNZ members should log in from time to time for a preview of the conference CD contents, conference photographs and more as material comes to hand.