This is an initial call for photo submissions for this years RASNZ annual astroimaging competition. Each person can enter two (2) entries in each of the four sections. The photos will be on electronic display at the RASNZ conference at Tekapo (Wed 6th – Sun 10th May).

Welcome to the new look website of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.

The old website served us well for many years and we appreciate the hard work of the past web masters who kept the content up to date. Technology has moved on so we are taking advantage of new tools to provide a more dynamic site better able to serve our RASNZ members and provide material to users of the site generally.

The Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lectures are organised by the RASNZ Lecture Trust.

Thank you Dr Tamara Davis for a great 2014 Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecture tour.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Canterbury Astronomical Society is marking the 50 years on Mount John by hosting the 2015 RASNZ Conference at the Lake Tekapo Community Hall from Friday 8th May (Main conference opens 7:30pm) to Sunday 10th May (Finishing ~3pm).


Mt John will be open to all RASNZ conference participants from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm on Friday the 8th.


The conference will be followed by The 9th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May.