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Astronomy Public Open Nights

Astronomy Public Open Nights


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


All Ages

Ticket Information:

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 bookings@cas.org.nz for your Ticket Reservation promo code.
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 at extra cost of Kids. CAsh only, no groups.

Unfortunately, weather can effect viewing. In the event that we are closed due to weather, you can get a refund or re-book on-line. We will typically run a replacement event the following Friday, but you are free to get a refund or re-book on any available night. You can re-book or get a refund any time before the event, but refunds or re-bookings are not available after the event unless the event has been cancelled.

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