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Then and Now: Observing the Universe

February 3, 2020

Since Galileo first gazed up at the night sky in 1610, astronomers have been observing and recording what they saw. Galileo’s drawings of our Moon, the planets, and stars were some of the first...Read More

Meet the Team: Josh

Meet the Team: Josh

October 13, 2017

Josh Kirkley is a creature of the night. He stays up late and rises early, all in search of getting that perfect astrophotography shot. Josh boasts an Instagram page with over 15k followers, and...Read More

Mikko lagerstedt

The Beginnings of Astrophotography

October 2, 2017

Astrophotography is one of the earliest types of scientific photography, first emerging as a specialised field in the mid-19th century. The first successful photograph of the Moon was captured in...Read More

Meet the team

Meet the Team: Danut

June 20, 2016

You may have spotted some of Danut’s images on our Facebook or Instagram. He loves taking pictures of the Sun and frequently helps out at our open days. How long have you worked/volunteered...Read More

Nebula image from NASA

2013 Astrophotography Competition

October 11, 2013

Final announcement to all NZ Astronomers, Astrophotographers, Photographers The Auckland Astronomical Society’s 2013 Harry Williams Astrophotography Competition is now underway.  The...Read More