2016 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook

The perfect companion for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers.

TH2016 New Zealand Astronomical YearbookE 2016 ISSUE OF THE NEW ZEALAND ASTRONOMICAL YEARBOOK FROM STARDOME OBSERVATORY IS THE 22nd  EDITION OF THIS POPULAR GUIDE TO THE SKIES – A MUST-HAVE COMPANION FOR PEOPLE WITH A LOVE OF STARGAZING AND A POPULAR CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

This year’s articles include:

  • Solar System data and monthly star charts
  • The arrival of Dawn at Ceres. Overlooked in the excitement of Pluto, this important mission is the first to visit a dwarf planet.
  • We made it to Pluto! Find out more about the results of a 10-year voyage across the Solar System.
  • In the 2015 edition of The New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook, we covered the arrival of Rosetta at Comet 67P. Now, a year on, we take a look at the touchdown of the Philae lander and what this space mission has revealed about the comet.
  • Meet Kiwi Gerry Gilmore, Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University, who is a principal scientist for the ground-breaking Gaia mission.

The New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook includes full page spreads of stunning astronomical images, with content appealing to amateurs and professionals alike. Make this the year you re-establish your connection with the beauty of the stars and planets that our forebears knew so well.

The 2016 Yearbook is available nationwide now, from all major book retailers and supermarkets and from the Stardome Observatory and Planetarium shop. Download the order form here and place your order today.