Submit Your Presentation

Application to present a talk or a poster at the NZ Starlight Conference

If you wish to present a talk or a poster at the New Zealand Starlight Conference, you must first have registered to be a participant at the conference and have paid the registration fee (unless you have been offered a fee waiver).

Accompanying guests are not eligible to present a paper or poster.

The following categories of presentation are foreseen:

  • Invited talks, 20 or 30 minutes. By invitation only.
  • Contributed talks, 15 or 20 minutes. Some talks of 5 or 10 minutes will also be accepted, notably from accredited or aspiring dark sky places in NZ.
  • Posters, either A0 portrait format (W 841 mm; H 1189 mm) or A1 landscape format (W 841 mm; H 594 mm).
  • For talks, PowerPoint files with slides in the 16:9 landscape ratio are recommended. Bring files on a memory stick for loading onto the conference laptop in advance. 


All titles and abstracts of talks or posters for the New Zealand Starlight Conference should be submitted by midnight on 31 July 2024 (NZ time). Early submission is recommended.

Please submit your details below:

Principal Author/Presenter
Your Submission
Please bring your printed poster with you to the conference, or email it to John Hearnshaw by 1 October for printing (there will be a printing charge for this)

Please contact John Hearnshaw, chair of Starlight Conference Organizing Committee, if you have any queries regarding your submission.