Horsehead and Flame - photo by Brian Boyle

Professor Brian Boyle

Prof Brian Boyle held a number of leadership positions in Australian Astronomy over the past quarter of a century.  He was director of Australia’s two largest astronomical observatories; the optical Anglo-Austrlaian Telescope and the radio Australia Telescope National Facility.  While at the latter he initiated the build of the Australian Read more…

Izumi Schmidt Uchida

Izumi Schmidt Uchida

Izumi was born and bred in Tokyo, Japan, and worked as publishing editor, radio producer, and TV researcher until she fell in love with Kakapo and moved to New Zealand. She has been involved in wildlife documentary productions in Dunedin over 25 years, and learned the joy of photography from Read more…

Exhibition Opening Night

2nd July 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery To celebrate the opening of the 2021 Winterstellar Exhibition we have a special event at the Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery. This will include: Winterstellar Astrophotography Competition Prizegiving Solar Tsunami Presentation by Otago Museum Science Outreach Read more…

Michael Cookson

Michael Cookson

Michael started as a hobbyist photographer in 2018 but it quickly turned into a passion for him. Michael lives in Mosgiel working as a Joiner, where his nature as a perfectionist and eye for detail has him heading out most weekends to try and sharpen his skills. He loves to Read more…

Cicada Websites & Media

Cicada Websites and Media

Website, E-commerce and Media creation. Andy Davey and Cicada Limited have been providing web and data solutions for over 20 years. Recent projects include Winterstellar, Central Stories Museum E-commerce website and Pukekohe Showgrounds accommodation booking solution. For more information go to:

Naomi Arnold

Naomi Arnold

Huge welcome to Naiomi Arnold onto our judging panel for 2021. Find out more about Naomi at her website; Journalism I cover everything, but particularly enjoy stories that place people at the centre of science, the environment, and outdoor adventure. I spent the first five years of my career Read more…

John Barentine

Dr John Barentine

Very pleased to have Dr John Barentine on our judging panel for 2021. Here’s his bio taken from his website at John is an Arizona native and comes from the “dark side” of science — professional astronomy. He grew up in Phoenix and was involved in amateur astronomy there Read more…