Auckland Astronomical Society
Host Society of the 2023 RASNZ Conference
The Auckland Astronomical Society (AAS) is the host of this year's Royal Astronomy Society of New Zealand conference to celebrate their centennial year!
The Auckland Astronomical Society (AAS) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of astronomy and space science in New Zealand. The society has a long history, dating back to its founding in 1922, and has grown to become one of the largest and most active astronomical societies in the country. The AAS is run by a committee of volunteers, elected annually by its members, and is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy, regardless of their level of experience or knowledge.
The AAS has a strong focus on observing the night sky, and its members have access to a wide range of telescopes and other equipment, including a large observatory (Stardome Observatory) in the Auckland suburb of One Tree Hill. They also publish a regular newsletter, which contains news, updates, and articles on a wide range of astronomical topics.
AAS hosts regular meetings, lectures, and observing sessions for its members, and also organises public events, outreach programs, and educational activities for schools and the general public. As the host of this year's conference, the Auckland Astronomical Society is playing an important role in promoting astronomy and scientific research in New Zealand.