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Canterbury Astronomical Society
  • Would you like to join CAS?


    CAS members are entitled to attend free of charge (as part of membership).meteor2.thumb.jpg.b0f096b231bc3bf7f341ac856c3676f1.jpg


    • Public open nights
    • Kidsfest
    • Practical Astronomy Sessions
    • Members meetings
    • CAS Social events


    Plus of course, you get unlimited access to the observatory (including through the summer) and training on the telescopes. Look at the membership packages in the CAS STORE to find one that's suitable for you. Membership starts from just $40




    Public Outreach



    Our public outreach evenings run throughout the winter months, with the clocks changing to NZ Standard time marking the start of our season. Our 2018 open night program has now been published in the CAS Public Calendar and entry is by ticket only. If you have a group booking, it is recommended that you book your tickets early to ensure there are sufficient spaces for your group. We are not able to open to the public outside of these times.

    All of our outreach events are weather dependent and we recommend that you visit this website to ensure we are open, before you travel.










  • CAS is supported by

    Canterbury Astronomical Society is supported by grants and funding from organisations and individuals from across Canterbury. Including

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