CAS - Canterbury Astronomical Society

Outreach. Discover the universe..

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Outreach is an important part of the work carried out by CAS. We hold regular public open nights during the winter months. A visit to the observatory is a memorable experience for young and old alike.

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RASNZ Conference 2015

CAS are proud to co-host the RASNZ annual conference along with Canterbury University Department of Physics and Astronomy this year in Lake Tekapo. The conference is one of the main events on the astronomical calendar in New Zealand.

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The Society. Join Us.

Becoming a member of CAS is a great way to meet like minded astronomers and gives you access to a wide array of resources. Whether you are new to the hobby or an old hand, CAS membership has a lot to offer.

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The Observatory. Get out under the stars.

The jewel in the crown of the society, the R. F. Joyce Observatory is a unique facility in New Zealand, offering members and visitors access to an array of telescopes at a dark sky site just half an hour from Christchurch City.

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