Helps On Line

If you are reading this site you will know about the Internet. A good starting point is to join in with your local Astronomical Society. My local club is online at www.horoastronomy.org.nz and there are many similar groups elsewhere.

It’s important to gather basic knowledge and understand the terminology. Don’t be afraid to talk about what you don’t know or understand.

I have been encouraged in my discovery and enjoyment of Astronomy by Dr. Brian Ventrudo who operates as the ‘One Minute Astronomer’. There are very good resources available at:-

www.oneminuteastronomer.com

If you are someone who would enjoy a little extra information and entertainment with your Astronomy, you can’t go wrong checking out “Astronomy FM” an internet-based radio broadcast from the United States. It’s online 24×7 at http://astronomy.fm/

I have found this site worthwhile www.starrynighteducation.com There are many very sound groups worth consideration. It’s good to build a list of helpful sites which you trust. Here is one you might enjoy with good “Planet” information www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/etp/etp.htm

Here are some contacts which may be of interest:-

Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (RASNZ)

www.rasnz.org.nz

New Zealand’s National Astronomical Society

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One Minute Astronomer

www.oneminuteastronomer.com

Basic Astronomy for Busy People

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Spaceweather

www.spaceweather.com

News and Information about the Sun-Earth environment

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Skippysky

www.skippysky.com.au

Astronomy Weather Forecasts

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Stellarium

www.stellarium.org

Free Planetarium Program

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OTHER NEW ZEALAND ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETIES

Wellington Astronomical Society www.was.org.nz

Phoenix Astronomical Society www.astronomynz.org.nz

Auckland Astronomical Society www.astronomy.org.nz

Hamilton Astronomical Society www.has.org.nz

Canterbury Astronomical Society https://cas.org.nz