Canterbury Astronomical Society
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. Members of the public are invited to join us and have a look through professional quality telescopes, each of which is operated by a member of the society. These members are happy to answer your questions about the objects you are viewing.
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.
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.