New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2020

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. 

The 2020 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook includes articles and editorial exploring the following topics:

  • Einstein Tested Again – Is he ever wrong? Learn about the incredible feat achieved over the past few years when we finally managed to image a black hole. 
  • Colour of the Stars – Award-winning astrophotographer Rolf Olsen shares his stellar insights into taking the perfect picture. 
  • Saturn’s Family Grows – Gas giant Saturn with its massive entourage takes the crown from Jupiter as our Solar System’s king of moons. 

The Yearbook also explores cosmology ‘tension’ (where our current theories about physics are being highly contested with differing results about the Universe!), puts the spotlight on Stardome’s recently upgraded Edith Winstone Blackwell Zeiss telescope, and tells the story of the recent discovery of hidden asteroid scars buried deep under sheets of ice in Greenland – and that’s only naming a few of the topics covered. 

The edition also features the Memorable Moments section, showcasing some of the incredible images of the cosmos taken by international organisations and spacecraft over the past year, and, as usual, there is 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 2020 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook is available nationwide on Monday 18 November, from all major book retailers, supermarkets, and from the Stardome shop.

Yearbook – $12.50 + $2 postage nationwide


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YEARBOOK – $12.50 +$2 postage nationwide

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