New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2019

This year’s edition is packed with the latest stories in astronomy and space science, new star charts and photo galleries. It is the perfect Christmas gift, stocking stuffer or coffee table purchase. 

New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2018

The 2019 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook includes articles and editorial exploring the following topics:

  • Gaia’s Outrageous Mission – Learn about the mission that’s creating the greatest catalogue of our galaxy to date. The statistics of this mission are mind blowing!
  • Not that long ago on a Moon far away – The coming year marks the 50th anniversary since humankind first set foot on the Moon. David Britten reflects on this giant leap that changed the course of history forever.
  • A Centennial Celebration – The International Astronomical Union, founded in Paris in 1919, celebrates its 100th We reflect on the pivotal role it has played in spreading astronomy education far and wide over the past century.
  • Chasing the Lights – Dr Ian Griffin, Otago Museum, tells the story of how he took his passion for chasing aurora to new heights.

The Yearbook also tells the success story of two astro-tourism pioneers at Lake Tekapo, pays a special tribute to the late Graeme Kershaw who contributed so much to the development of Mt John Observatory, and profiles friends, Phil Yock and Bill Allen, who have been two key contributors to New Zealand astronomy and astrophysics – and that’s only naming a few of the topics covered!

This year’s edition introduces a new Memorable Moments section, showcasing some of the incredible images of the cosmos taken by international organisations and spacecraft over the past year. As usual, there is also the popular monthly star charts, a guide on how to use them and an astronomy gallery showcasing the New Zealand astrophotographer’s talent of capturing the beauty of our southern skies.

The 2018 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook is available nationwide on Monday 12 November, from all major book retailers, supermarkets, and from the Stardome shop.

Yearbook – $20 + $2 postage nationwide


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YEARBOOK – $20 +$2 postage nationwide

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