Useful links

Current cloud cover

www.metservice.com

Weather ahead

Note: Most NZ weather originates from systems to the west
www.bom.gov.au

Current Sun, Moon & planets

http://www.rasnz.org.nz

Current night sky chart

http://www.rasnz.org.nz

Satellites tonight

Note:  Enter "[ nearest town] , New Zealand" in the search box.
http://www.heavens-above.com/

Southern Aurora prediction

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-3-day-forecast

Maori star names

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz

The Southern Cross

www.teara.govt.nz/en/southern-cross

How to tell the time using the Southern Cross.

http://oneminuteastronomer.com/3322/telling-time-southern-cross/

Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - Education Group

A wide range of astronomy & space science resources.

http://astredu.nz/

Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - main site

NZ's primary organisation for the advancement of amateur and professional astronomy.

http://rasnz.org.nz 

Ngā Whetū Resources

Educational resources for astronomy and space science.

http://ngawhetu.nz

ASTRONZ

The shop run by astronomers for astronomers - telescopes, binoculars, astrophotography, cameras, and astronomy accessories.

https://www.astronz.nz/

SSA - Students' Space Association

For students passionate about the space industry and their place in its future.

https://www.facebook.com/studentsInSpace/

 

Astrophotography

See why New Zealand photographer Mark Gee loves the local night sky.

http://theartofnight.com

A great selection of links for astrophotography. 

https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/cameras-for-stargazing-beginners-guide.html

Practical solutions to light pollution that YOU can implement.

Light pollution - excess light or light pointing upwards severely limits our ability to see the stars. As well as lobbying for better municipal lighting, individuals can make simple changes which will reduce light pollution in their own back yard.