The New Zealand Antarctic Society was formed in 1933 and has 3 branches in New Zealand as well as an international membership.
The Society brings together people interested in Antarctica, to share knowledge in the fields of all sciences, exploration, discovery and mapping of Antarctica, to seek protection of the Antarctic environment, and to promote New Zealand's interests in Antarctica.
It is the only Antarctic organisation in the world to publish a full colour, magazine-style, quarterly publication (Antarctic) summarising international Antarctic events.
We have a very wide and varied membership. At its core are people who have first hand experience of Antarctica, including Old Antarctic Explorers (OAEs) from the earliest days of New Zealand, American, British and Australian exploration.
Others are people who have travelled to Antarctica more recently, some on tour ships. The remaining membership is made up of people who have a deep interest in Antarctica, often through related interests.
Quite a high proportion of our membership live outside New Zealand, and many are libraries that find our magazine has a valuable coverage of Antarctic affairs.
Membership entitles you to:
Antarctic, our magazine which is published in March, June, September and December each year.
Discounted rates on books published by the Society.
**** What's New ****
New Antarctica On-Line Course
This fully online course, offered by the Science in Society group and featuring lectures filmed onsite in Antarctica, examines contemporary Antarctic scientific research and places it in a wider scientific, historical, political, social and cultural context. Participants will learn to think critically about the value of Antarctic field research and to look at the different ways scientists, policymakers, journalists and artists engage with Antarctic science, and the Antarctic continent more broadly.
For full details and to enrol click here...
View and Search Past Issues
The NZ Antarctic Society has made back issues of its magazine Antarctic available for searching and download. These include all years from 1956 to 2010. These will be a valuable source of material for Antarctic researchers.
To view these click here .... or go to Our Magazine and follow the links.
Full text searching of issues from 1956 to 2006 is available here ....