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.

From the president’s desk, 24 May 2016

RASNZ's new President John Drummond's first blog describes the excellent RASNZ Conference and Astrophotography Workshop hosted by the Hawks Bay Astronomical Society in Napier this year.

The RASNZ Lecture Trust Inc.

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


From the president’s desk, 9 May 2016

In the final blog post for his term as President of the RASNZ, John Hearnshaw reports on the Executive Committee meeting of the IAU recently held in Mexico City.