RASNZ Membership Subscription and Southern Stars

Your RASNZ subscription provides the major part of the funds required to run RASNZ. Expenses include publishing Southern Stars, supporting Affiliated Societies, hosting this web site, supporting the various groups and sections and supporting astronomy throughout New Zealand in general. See Glen Rowe's description of member benefits for further details.

The Southern Stars is RASNZ's official journal. Members may choose to receive just the electronic journal or, for a modest cost, both electronic and printed versions of the Journal.


Astronomical Yearbook

The Astronomical Yearbook is a handbook of stars and planets in the southern skies is published by the Auckland Observatory. Its cost may be included with your RASNZ subscription.

Include the Astronomical Yearbook with your RASNZ subscription ($20 NZD).

Education Group donation

The RASNZ Education group supports astronomy education, aiming at teachers and students as well as regional astronomical societies and the general public. Donations support operating the group including paying for hosting their website.

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GE donation

The Gifford-Eiby Memorial Fund sponsors visiting astronomy lecturers and instructors Affiliated Societies for lectures and seminars by assisting with travel expenses.

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Dark Sky Group donation

The Dark Sky Group advocates for appropriate lighting to preserve dark skies. There is a wealth of related information in the Dark Sky web pages and support available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Special purposes donation

You may wish to donate to provide general financial support to the RASNZ, or to donate funds for some specific purpose not provided for above. When you make a Special purposes donation you may care to email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to tell us what the donation is intended for. You may use the "Donate" button at the bottom of the page if you wish to donate an arbitrary amount and specify a purpose at the same time.

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Thank you for your assistance with RASNZ's mission to promote and investigate astronomy and related fields.