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  • 2017-06-16 00:00:00 2017-06-16 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland Astronomy Public Open Night 19:30 RF Joyce Observatory, 218 Bells Road, West Melton, Canterbury

Astronomy Public Open Night

Friday 16 Jun

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 7:30pm with a sky tour and telescope viewing to 9:00pm. 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 6:45pm confirming whether we are open or not. Please arrive for a 7:30pm start.

Further information of our outreach public open nights can be found on our website
Entry is NOT AVAILABLE on the gate to SOLD OUT events.
Adults $15, Kids $10 tickets available through Eventbrite Ticket Sales



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Time: 19:30
Venue: RF Joyce Observatory, 218 Bells Road, West Melton, Canterbury
Official Website: Click here
Pricing: Pre-Book online Adults $15, Kids $10
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Youtube Video: Click here
Event Categories: Family

16 June: High 11°