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Prepare for the highlight of 2024 - the RASNZ Conference in Nelson! Gather with leading astronomers and passionate enthusiasts to discuss, share, and expand knowledge in astronomy and related sciences.


The Nelson Astronomical Society proudly hosts this year's event, offering a platform for dialogue and collaboration among astronomers, astrophysicists, and related professionals.

Whether you're a seasoned expert or a curious beginner, there's something to spark your interest. Seize the chance to network, engage in hands-on sessions, and explore fresh ideas with fellow astronomy lovers and scientists. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Breaking news

Come and see a rock from space

We are excited to announce that

Fireballs Aotearoa is bringing the recently

found Tekapo/Takapō meteorite to Nelson

Image credit: Fireballs Aotearoa Facebook                                          

Registrations Now Closed

Registration is now open for the 2024 RASNZ Conference! We offer a variety of ticket options to suit your needs, including full conference access, conference dinner, single-day attendance (Saturday or Sunday), and online streaming. Don't miss this opportunity to secure your place and contribute your insights to our community. Register today!

Submit a Presentation now closed

We are thrilled to invite those who have an interest the field of astronomy and space science to register to speak at the 2024 RASNZ Conference. This is your chance to share your latest research, insights, and discoveries with a community of like-minded professionals and astronomy enthusiasts. Our conference provides a platform for you to engage in stimulating discussions, challenge existing ideas, and develop new collaborations. Whether you are an academic, researcher, industry professional or a passionate amateur, we welcome all backgrounds to submit their proposals. With a range of topics to choose from, including planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology, the 2024 RASNZ conference promises to be an unforgettable experience. Register now to secure your spot and share your expertise with our community.

Please be advised that all speakers must register to attend and speak.

Submit a Poster Presentation 

The call for poster presentations for the 2024 RASNZ Conference is officially open! This is your chance to showcase your research, share your findings, and engage with a community of passionate astronomers and space scientists. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or a budding scientist, we invite you to submit your poster and contribute to the vibrant exchange of ideas that defines our conference. Seize this opportunity to highlight your work and make a lasting impact in the astronomical community. Submit your poster presentation today!

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