The object of the Society is the promotion and extension of knowledge of astronomy and related branches of science. It encourages interest in Astronomy, and is an association of observers and others for mutual help and advancement of science. It was founded in 1920 as the New Zealand Astronomical Society and assumed its present title on receiving the Royal Charter in 1946. In 1967 it became a Member Body of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The Society was incorporated on 28-Jan-1924. Incorporation No. 215513, NZBN 9429042800736
The Society is a Registered Charity No. CC25390. 4/06/2008
The address of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand is: