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Astronomy Public Open Nights

Astronomy Public Open Nights

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  • Fri 7 Apr ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 21 Apr ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 5 May ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 19 May ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 2 Jun ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 16 Jun ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 30 Jun ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jul ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 11 Aug ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 25 Aug ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 8 Sep ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 22 Sep ’17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Canterbury Astronomical Society, 218 Bells Road, Christchurch Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Child: $10.00
  • Adult: $15.00

Grab the opportunity to become "Skyentists" for the evening, as you and your family enjoy the wonders of the southern night sky with local amateur astronomers.

See planets such as Jupiter or Saturn or perhaps take a closer look at the Moon. Learn about our constellations, closest stars, the galactic core and nebulae in our amazing universe.

The Canterbury Astronomical Society observatory has 3 fixed telescopes (12", 14" and a 16") and an assortment of portable telescopes, which will be open during our public open night programme for 2017 from our introduction talk starts at 7:30 pm with a sky tour and telescope viewing to 9 pm.

The opening will be dependent on the weather, so please check our website before heading out to the observatory. We will post a status update before 6:45 pm confirming whether we are open or not. Further information about our outreach public open nights can be found on our website.

For group sales, please contact for your Ticket Reservations.
Further information of our outreach public open nights can be found on our website.

Discounted tickets are available when purchased online however, limited gate sales are available if the event is not sold out prior.

Unfortunately, weather can affect viewing. Please ensure you check we are open before travelling, using our website

If an event is cancelled, we will typically run a replacement event the following Friday, but you may request refund or re-book on any other available night. Refunds or re-bookings are not available after the event unless the event has been cancelled.

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