Note: Friday 17 May 2019 – The Observatory will not be opening tonight due to inclement weather.
Public Outreach nights at the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory will recommence on Friday, 15 March, 2019.
These will take place each clear Friday night through till mid-October.
Depending on the time of year, moon phase etc there will be viewing of the Moon, planets, and the various deep sky objects in the night sky, especially in and around the
Milky Way. Sometimes there may also be a talk in the adjacent hall.
Admission is $5.00 per person, with a maximum of $15 for families.
Opening times will vary depending on sunset time.
– March and October will be 8pm
– April and September 7.30pm
– May-August 7pm.
Those who bring along their own telescope, and assist on open nights, will be granted free admission.
The Cawthron Atkinson Observatory is situated at Clifton Terrace School, 888 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, behind the School Hall.
Parking available on the road below the school.