Jun 3

Passing of Huon Chandler

It’s with a very sad heart that I write to inform the members and friends of the Gisborne Astronomical Society that Huon Chandler, our long-standing treasurer and public nights star, passed away recently. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Carol (Huon’s wife) and their children and grandchildren. Huon did so much for the Gisborne Astronomical […]

Jun 22

John Drummond in the news

John Drummond was featured in the Gisborne Herald today for his amazing devotion to astronomy, including his new role as president of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand and his recently completed Master of Science degree in astronomy. Well done John!

Jun 22

GAS Junior newspaper article

G.A.S Juniors were featured in the Gisborne Herald today. Check out the photo of Te Rata and Angus and the article which features our new belt system and our new website.

Jun 5

Welcome to the New GAS website

The Gisborne Astronomy Society has recently launched this new website. This site was designed and built by Zoe Stallmach as part of the Campion College impact project programme.  Each student chooses a project that interests them, and is community minded, and then every Friday for 1.5 terms the students work on their project. GAS has […]

May 30

New Belt System for GAS Juniors

A new grading system has been introduced into GAS Juniors to help members learn about astronomy. The system is graded from white to black belt with each belt being more challenging than the last. Te Rata Campbell has recently become the first white belt in GAS Juniors. Go Te Rata!