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Event Programme

Partial Solar Eclipse

Maximum at 5.37 pm (62.8%).We will project image real time inside observatory, so there are no safety issues.(weather dependent).

Start: 07-02-2008 4:29 PM

End: 07-02-2008 6:40 PM

First Open Night in 2008

starts 8.00 pm.Mars, Saturn, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation.Postponement date Saturday 15-03.

Start: 14-03-2008 8 PM

End: 14-03-2008 10 PM

Open Night

starts 8.00 pm.Mars, Saturn, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 05-04. test

Start: 04-04-2008 7:30 PM

End: 04-04-2008 10 PM

Open Night

starts 7.30 pm. Mars, Saturn, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 03-05.

Start: 02-05-2008 7:30 PM

End: 02-05-2008 10 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 07-05-2008 8 PM

End: 07-05-2008 9:30 PM

Canterbury Science Teachers

Visit of Canterbury Science Teacher Association

Start: 09-05-2008 6:30 PM

End: 09-05-2008 9 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 12-05-2008 7 PM

End: 12-05-2008 9 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 15-05-2008 8 PM

End: 15-05-2008 9:30 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 19-05-2008 7 PM

End: 19-05-2008 9 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 20-05-2008 8 PM

End: 20-05-2008 9:30 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 22-05-2008 8 PM

End: 22-05-2008 9:30 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 26-05-2008 7 PM

End: 26-05-2008 9 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 27-05-2008 8 PM

End: 27-05-2008 9:30 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 29-05-2008 8 PM

End: 29-05-2008 9:30 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 03-06-2008 8 PM

End: 03-06-2008 9:30 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 05-06-2008 8 PM

End: 05-06-2008 9:30 PM

Open Night

starts 7.00 pm. Saturn, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 07-06.

Start: 06-06-2008 7 PM

End: 06-06-2008 10 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 09-06-2008 7 PM

End: 09-06-2008 9 PM

Woodend Cubs

Woodend Cubs visit

Start: 11-06-2008 7 PM

End: 11-06-2008 9 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 12-06-2008 8 PM

End: 12-06-2008 9:30 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 16-06-2008 7 PM

End: 16-06-2008 9 PM

Rangiora Cubs

Rangiora Cubs visit

Start: 18-06-2008 7 PM

End: 18-06-2008 8:30 PM

Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 19-06-2008 8 PM

End: 19-06-2008 10 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 23-06-2008 7 PM

End: 23-06-2008 9 PM

Rangiora Cubs (back up date)

Rangiora Cubs (postponement date)

Start: 25-06-2008 7 PM

End: 25-06-2008 8:30 PM

Rangiora Cubs

Rangiora Cubs visit

Start: 25-06-2008 7 PM

End: 25-06-2008 8:30 PM

Astronomy I

Astronomy I course

Start: 30-06-2008 7 PM

End: 30-06-2008 9 PM

Amuri Area School

Amuri Area School visit

Start: 02-07-2008 8 PM

End: 02-07-2008 10 PM

End of Term 2

School holidays start today until 21st July

Start: 04-07-2008 3 PM

End: 04-07-2008 3 PM

Woodend Cubs (back up date)

Woodend Cubs (back up date)

Start: 09-07-2008 7 PM

End: 09-07-2008 8:30 PM

Open Night

starts 7.00 pm. Jupiter, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 12-07.

Start: 11-07-2008 7 PM

End: 11-07-2008 10 PM

Open Night

starts 7.00 pm. Jupiter, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 09-08.

Start: 08-08-2008 7 PM

End: 08-08-2008 10 PM

Open Night

starts 7.30 pm. Jupiter, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 06-09.

Start: 05-09-2008 7:30 PM

End: 05-09-2008 10 PM

Hurunui College visit

Group excursion for Hurunui College

Start: 19-09-2008 7:30 PM

End: 19-09-2008 10 PM

Open Night

starts 8.00 pm. Jupiter, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 04-10.

Start: 03-10-2008 8 PM

End: 03-10-2008 10 PM

Last Open Night 2008

starts 8.00 pm. Venus (early), Jupiter, Moon, clusters, nebulae. $5 donation. Postponement date Saturday 08-11.

Start: 07-11-2008 8 PM

End: 07-11-2008 10 PM

Enrolment open for Term 2 course

The course Astronomy I will start on Monday night 4 May 2009. Enrolment is open until Thursday 30 April 2009.

Start: 23-03-2009 09 AM

End: 23-03-2009 09 AM

Open Day

Today the Observatory will be open for viewing the Sun. Simultaneously the international webcast Around the World in 80 telescopes will be screened live in the school library. For more details see our link "Year of Astronomy 2009".

Start: 04-04-2009 09 AM

End: 04-04-2009 6 PM

Open Day

Today the Observatory will be open for viewing the Sun safely through our Coronado telescope. Simultaneously we will screen a documentary movie about the Sun in the school library. For more details see our link "Year of Astronomy 2009".

Start: 05-04-2009 09 AM

End: 05-04-2009 6:30 PM

Open Night

Our first special Open Night in view of the 100 Hours of Astronomy project. For more details see our link "Year of Astronomy 2009".

Start: 05-04-2009 8:30 PM

End: 05-04-2009 11 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 17-04-2009 8 PM

End: 17-04-2009 11 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 24-04-2009 8 PM

End: 24-04-2009 11 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 01-05-2009 8 PM

End: 01-05-2009 11 PM

Course Astronomy I

Start of this course

Start: 04-05-2009 7 PM

End: 04-05-2009 9 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 11-05-2009 7 PM

End: 11-05-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 15-05-2009 8 PM

End: 15-05-2009 11 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 18-05-2009 7 PM

End: 18-05-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

School visit

Start: 19-05-2009 7 PM

End: 19-05-2009 9:30 PM

Rangiora High

School visit

Start: 20-05-2009 7 PM

End: 20-05-2009 9:30 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 25-05-2009 7 PM

End: 25-05-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

School visit

Start: 26-05-2009 7 PM

End: 26-05-2009 9:30 PM

Rangiora High

School visit

Start: 27-05-2009 7 PM

End: 27-05-2009 9:30 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 29-05-2009 8 PM

End: 29-05-2009 11 PM

School Open Night

Observatory open for family, students and wider community.

Start: 03-06-2009 7 PM

End: 03-06-2009 9:30 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 08-06-2009 7 PM

End: 08-06-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 09-06-2009 7 PM

End: 09-06-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 10-06-2009 7 PM

End: 10-06-2009 9 PM

Cust school / Open Night

Cust school visit. Observatory also open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 12-06-2009 8 PM

End: 12-06-2009 11 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 15-06-2009 7 PM

End: 15-06-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 16-06-2009 7 PM

End: 16-06-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 17-06-2009 7 PM

End: 17-06-2009 9 PM

Cust school / Open Night

Cust school visit. Observatory also open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 19-06-2009 8 PM

End: 19-06-2009 11 PM

Astronomy I

Course night.

Start: 22-06-2009 7 PM

End: 22-06-2009 9 PM

Rangiora High

Rangiora High School visit

Start: 23-06-2009 7 PM

End: 23-06-2009 9 PM

Matariki / Rangiora High

Matariki, Maori New Year. Rangiora High School visit

Start: 24-06-2009 7 PM

End: 24-06-2009 9 PM

Cust school / Open Night

Cust school visit. Observatory also open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 26-06-2009 8 PM

End: 26-06-2009 11 PM

Astronomy I

course night (last night).

Start: 29-06-2009 7 PM

End: 29-06-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 17-07-2009 8 PM

End: 17-07-2009 11 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 24-07-2009 8 PM

End: 24-07-2009 11 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 29-07-2009 7 PM

End: 29-07-2009 9 PM

CSTA

Canterbury Science Teacher Association visit

Start: 31-07-2009 8 PM

End: 31-07-2009 10 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 05-08-2009 7 PM

End: 05-08-2009 9 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 12-08-2009 7 PM

End: 12-08-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 14-08-2009 8 PM

End: 14-08-2009 11 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 19-08-2009 7 PM

End: 19-08-2009 9 PM

Amuri

Visit Amuri School

Start: 20-08-2009 7 PM

End: 20-08-2009 9 PM

school visit

North Canterbury Extention Primary Group

Start: 21-08-2009 7 PM

End: 21-08-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 21-08-2009 8 PM

End: 21-08-2009 11 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 26-08-2009 7 PM

End: 26-08-2009 9 PM

Amuri

Visit Amuri School

Start: 27-08-2009 7 PM

End: 27-08-2009 9 PM

school visit

North Canterbury Extention Primary Group

Start: 28-08-2009 7 PM

End: 28-08-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Observatory open to the public for night sky viewing.

Start: 28-08-2009 8 PM

End: 28-08-2009 11 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 02-09-2009 7 PM

End: 02-09-2009 9 PM

School Visit

North Canterbury Extention Primary Group

Start: 04-09-2009 7 PM

End: 04-09-2009 9 PM

School visit

Windwhistle Primary School

Start: 07-09-2009 7 PM

End: 07-09-2009 9 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 09-09-2009 7 PM

End: 09-09-2009 9 PM

Amberley Guides

Group visit of Amberley Guides.

Start: 11-09-2009 7 PM

End: 11-09-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Open Night

Start: 11-09-2009 7:30 PM

End: 11-09-2009 10 PM

Astronomy II

Astronomy II course night

Start: 16-09-2009 7 PM

End: 16-09-2009 9 PM

Open Night

Open Night

Start: 18-09-2009 8 PM

End: 18-09-2009 10 PM

Open Night

Open Night

Start: 25-09-2009 8 PM

End: 25-09-2009 10 PM

Open Night

Open Night

Start: 09-10-2009 8 PM

End: 09-10-2009 10 PM

Open Night

Last Open Night for the season.

Start: 16-10-2009 8:30 PM

End: 16-10-2009 11 PM

Galillean Nights

Galillean Nights, See under "Year of Astronomy 2009".

Start: 23-10-2009 8 PM

End: 23-10-2009 11 PM

Galillean Nights

Galillean Nights, See under "Year of Astronomy 2009".

Start: 24-10-2009 8 PM

End: 24-10-2009 11 PM

Oxford A&P show

Observatory open for visiters to the show only. Solar viewing during the day, with background audio-visuals about the Sun, our star.

Start: 03-04-2010 10 AM

End: 03-04-2010 4 PM

SUN DAY

Solar viewing during the day. This is part of a global event in the April Global Astronomy Month programme. Open for the public. Gold coin donation.

Start: 11-04-2010 10 AM

End: 11-04-2010 4 PM

Open Night

First Open Night for the season. Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 23-04-2010 7:30 PM

End: 23-04-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Postponement day for missed event on 23 April. This is the last chance to observe the constellation Orion and some of its interesting features.

Start: 30-04-2010 7 PM

End: 30-04-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 11-05-2010 7 PM

End: 11-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 13-05-2010 7 PM

End: 13-05-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 14-05-2010 7:30 PM

End: 14-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 18-05-2010 7 PM

End: 18-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 20-05-2010 7 PM

End: 20-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 25-05-2010 7 PM

End: 25-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 27-05-2010 7 PM

End: 27-05-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 01-06-2010 7 PM

End: 01-06-2010 10 PM

Rangiora High

School visit Rangiora Highschool

Start: 03-06-2010 7 PM

End: 03-06-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 11-06-2010 7:30 PM

End: 11-06-2010 10 PM

Lunar Eclipse

the observatory will be open to observe the partial Lunar Eclipse (weather permitting). Best viewing of the eclipse is between 10.30 pm and 12.30 pm. Maximum (50%) is at 11.38 pm.

Start: 26-06-2010 9:30 PM

End: 26-06-2010 11:59 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 09-07-2010 7:30 PM

End: 09-07-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 16-07-2010 7:30 PM

End: 16-07-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 23-07-2010 7:30 PM

End: 23-07-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 30-07-2010 7:30 PM

End: 30-07-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook. (No postponement nights for this event).

Start: 06-08-2010 7:30 PM

End: 06-08-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 03-09-2010 7:30 PM

End: 03-09-2010 10 PM

Open Night

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 10-09-2010 7:30 PM

End: 10-09-2010 10 PM

Last Open Night this season

Observe specific celestial objects in tonight's programme, supported with background information provided by observatory staff. Collect your Object Stamps for your free Observers handbook.

Start: 17-09-2010 7:30 PM

End: 17-09-2010 10 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 11-05-2011 7 PM

End: 11-05-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 18-05-2011 7 PM

End: 18-05-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 25-05-2011 7 PM

End: 25-05-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Southern Sky

Start: 27-05-2011 7:30 PM

End: 27-05-2011 10 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 31-05-2011 7 PM

End: 31-05-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 01-06-2011 7 PM

End: 01-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora High School

Start: 02-06-2011 7 PM

End: 02-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 07-06-2011 7 PM

End: 07-06-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 08-06-2011 7 PM

End: 08-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 09-06-2011 7 PM

End: 09-06-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Moon and Saturn

Start: 10-06-2011 7:30 PM

End: 10-06-2011 10 PM

School visit

Rangiora High School

Start: 13-06-2011 7 PM

End: 13-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 14-06-2011 7 PM

End: 14-06-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 15-06-2011 7 PM

End: 15-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora High School

Start: 16-06-2011 7 PM

End: 16-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora High School

Start: 20-06-2011 7 PM

End: 20-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 21-06-2011 7 PM

End: 21-06-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 22-06-2011 7 PM

End: 22-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora High School

Start: 23-06-2011 7 PM

End: 23-06-2011 9 PM

School visit

Rangiora Borough School

Start: 28-06-2011 7 PM

End: 28-06-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System

Start: 29-06-2011 7 PM

End: 29-06-2011 9 PM

School Visit

Hagley Community College

Start: 01-07-2011 7 PM

End: 01-07-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Astronomy I, Solar System (Last night)

Start: 06-07-2011 7 PM

End: 06-07-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Scorpio region

Start: 08-07-2011 7:30 PM

End: 08-07-2011 10 PM

Open Night

Scorpio region

Start: 29-07-2011 7:30 PM

End: 29-07-2011 10 PM

Open Night

Sagitarius region

Start: 05-08-2011 7:30 PM

End: 05-08-2011 10 PM

Group visit

Rangiora Cubs

Start: 10-08-2011 7 PM

End: 10-08-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 24-08-2011 7 PM

End: 24-08-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Sagitarius region

Start: 26-08-2011 7:30 PM

End: 26-08-2011 10 PM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 31-08-2011 7 PM

End: 31-08-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Tucanae, Capricorn region

Start: 02-09-2011 7:30 PM

End: 02-09-2011 10 PM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 07-09-2011 7 PM

End: 07-09-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 14-09-2011 7 PM

End: 14-09-2011 9 PM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 21-09-2011 7 PM

End: 21-09-2011 9 PM

Open Night

Tucanae, Capricorn region

Start: 23-09-2011 7:30 PM

End: 23-09-2011 10 PM

Daylight Saving starts

Daylight saving starts

Start: 25-09-2011 01 AM

End: 25-09-2011 03 AM

Course Night

Course in Oxford (selected students).

Start: 28-09-2011 7 PM

End: 28-09-2011 9 PM

Space Week

World Space Week, Open Night

Start: 04-10-2011 8 PM

End: 04-10-2011 10:30 PM

Space Week

World Space Week, Open Night

Start: 05-10-2011 8 PM

End: 05-10-2011 10:30 PM

Space Week

World Space Week, Open Night

Start: 06-10-2011 8 PM

End: 06-10-2011 10:30 PM

Space Week

World Space Week, Open Night

Start: 07-10-2011 8 PM

End: 07-10-2011 10:30 PM

Solar viewing

Observe the Sun

Start: 08-10-2011 10 AM

End: 08-10-2011 3 PM

Observe the Moon night

Today is International Observe the Moon Night. The Observatory will be open with Moon viewing (weather dependent) and presentations about our celestial neighbour.

Start: 08-10-2011 8 PM

End: 08-10-2011 10:30 PM

TRANSIT OF VENUS

A once in a 200 year event so don't miss this!!!! No-one alive in New Zealand today would have seen a Transit of Venus in this country. The last time a Transit of Venus was visible in New Zealand was in 1882.

Start: 06-06-2012 10 AM

End: 06-06-2012 5 PM

MITRE10 MEGA STAFF NIGHT

BOOKED GROUP VISIT FOR MITRE10 MEGA, RANGIORA. Please contact James 021 390989 for weather update at 6:30pm this evening

Start: 29-06-2012 7 PM

End: 29-06-2012 10:36 PM

Open Night

Public Open Night

Start: 20-07-2012 7 PM

End: 20-07-2012 10 PM

JUPITER WATCH - CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUD

CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUD (see weather report link for future events) Global Astronomy Month (GAM) International night of viewing the planet Jupiter. Observatories around the world will be participating in showing the Public views of the planet Jupit

Start: 06-04-2013 7 PM

End: 06-04-2013 10:02 PM

'SUN DAY' Cancelled due to cloud

Unfortunatly the solar telescope cannot give clear images through cloud Global Astronomy Month (GAM) International event where Observatories worldwide will be showing the Public views of our nearest star the Sun. Please note this event is weathe

Start: 07-04-2013 10 AM

End: 07-04-2013 2:01 PM

GLOBAL STAR PARTY

Global Astronomy Month (GAM) International event where Observatories worldwide will be participating in a Star Party Come and see the wonders of the night sky.

Start: 20-04-2013 7:30 PM

End: 20-04-2013 10 PM

4WD CLUB

Private Booked night for the 4WD Club participants at the Oxford event today. 2 group times 7-8:30pm & 8:30-10pm

Start: 27-04-2013 7 PM

End: 27-04-2013 10:02 PM

OPEN NIGHT

First Open night for the 2013 season 8pm-10pm

Start: 10-05-2013 8 PM

End: 10-05-2013 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT 7:30-10PM

Public Open Night. Please note HIGH WINDS of 130kmph are forecast which may force the postponement midway through the Open Night Please check with James 022 3641959 if you are travelling more than 1/2hr to check conditions.

Start: 05-07-2013 7:30 PM

End: 05-07-2013 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT

Open night Observing the Moon.

Start: 19-07-2013 7:30 PM

End: 07-07-2013 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT -CANCELLED

Tonights planned Open night backup from Friday 19th has been cancelled due to low cloud and Fog.

Start: 20-07-2013 7:30 PM

End: 20-07-2013 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT- postponed due to cloud.

The last public Open Night for this season. Postponed till Saturday 7th 7:30pm Hagley Community College visit booked night

Start: 06-09-2013 7:30 PM

End: 06-09-2013 10:02 PM

Lunar Eclipse

As no Moon visible yet we will open at 7pm

Start: 15-04-2014 6:30 PM

End: 15-04-2014 9 PM

SPRING INTO OXFORD

FAMILY DAY OUT IN THE COUNTRY The Observatory will be open from 10am-2pm for Solar viewing. Just a 5 minute walk from SEAGARS down Bay Rd

Start: 05-10-2014 10 AM

End: 05-10-2014 2 PM

TOTAL LUNAR ECLPISE

2nd Total Lunar Eclipse for 2014. last one was clouded out so hopefully we will see this one 8)

Start: 08-10-2014 9 PM

End: 09-10-2014 01:45 AM

OXFORD A&P SHOW

Observatory will be open for viewing the Sun 10am-2pm weather permitting PLEASE NOTE Public must purchase an entry ticket to the A&P SHOW to gain access to the Observatory also.

Start: 04-04-2015 10 AM

End: 04-04-2015 2 PM

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE 4/5 April

Total Lunar Eclipse is visible from NZ late evening on 4th April Moon starts total eclipse at 12:56pm -1:04am just 7 minutes. Umbra shadow starts at 11:15pm-2:46am PLEASE NOTE OBSERVATORY WILL NOT BE OPEN DUE TO EARLY MORNING TIMES OF THIS EC

Start: 04-04-2015 11:15 PM

End: 05-04-2015 02:46 AM

OPEN NIGHT POSTPONED

Public Open Night Due to cloud backup night Saturday 18th

Start: 17-04-2015 7:30 PM

End: 17-04-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT

Alternative Open Night as friday was postponed

Start: 18-04-2015 7:30 PM

End: 18-04-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to 16th

Public Open Night postponed to 16th

Start: 15-05-2015 7:30 PM

End: 15-05-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT cancelled due to cloud

Alternative Open Night cancelled due to cloud

Start: 16-05-2015 7:30 PM

End: 16-05-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to 30th

Public Open Night Apologies but due to work contract commitment James will be unable to host tonights Open Night

Start: 29-05-2015 7:30 PM

End: 29-05-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT open til 9:30pm

Open Night currently clear skies

Start: 30-05-2015 7:30 PM

End: 30-05-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to 20th

Regular Open Night postponed due to snow and freezing conditions likely to cause ice on roads and school grounds.

Start: 19-06-2015 7 PM

End: 19-06-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT (cancelled 95% cloud and likely rain)

95% cloud and likely rain after 7pm

Start: 20-06-2015 7 PM

End: 20-06-2015 10 PM

MOON and SATURN NIGHT CANCELLED RAINING

A Free Open Night to view the Moon and Saturn as I was unable to host the 29th May Open Night after Northern Outlook ran an article There will be additional telescopes onsite for this night.

Start: 26-06-2015 7 PM

End: 26-06-2015 10:30 PM

MOON & SATURN NIGHT backup closed at 9pm

Cloud has moved in again from the South Closed at 9pm

Start: 27-06-2015 6:30 PM

End: 27-06-2015 10 PM

MOON VENUS JUPITER SATURN NIGHT cancelled

currently overcast with drizzle. Likely will not clear for us tonight

Start: 03-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 03-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST school holidays out of this world

Observatory open for KIDSFEST during the school holidays

Start: 06-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 06-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST school holidays out of this world

Observatory open for KIDSFEST in the school holidays

Start: 07-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 07-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST (CLOSED TONIGHT)

Observarory closed tonight. Cloud and cold southerlys.

Start: 08-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 08-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST school holidays out of this world

Observatory open for KIDSFEST in the school holidays

Start: 09-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 09-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST school holidays out of this world

Observatory open for KIDSFEST in the school holidays

Start: 10-07-2015 6:30 PM

End: 10-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST - FINAL NIGHT

Kidsfest - as Wednesday and Thursday was lost to bad weather we will open for a final night tonight. Start time 6pm to view Venus and Saturn hopefully as good a night as friday.

Start: 11-07-2015 6 PM

End: 11-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST ENCORE NIGHT - POSTPONED

90% CLOUD-POSTPONED Saturday night forecast is shocking SNOW TO 100m with significant falls to 400m

Start: 17-07-2015 6 PM

End: 17-07-2015 10 PM

KIDSFEST ENCORE NIGHT (backup) CANCELLED

Forecast for snow to low levels. Raining with very cold temps.

Start: 18-07-2015 6 PM

End: 18-07-2015 10 PM

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON- DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT !!!!!! THE BIGGEST THE OBSERVATORY HAS EVER ORGANISED. FREE giveaways GLOWSTICKS LED Finger lights SPOT PRIZES and the launch of 100 COLOURED HOT AIR LANTERNS mOOnlight Sausage Sizzle and MOON MOVIES.

Start: 31-07-2015 7 PM

End: 31-07-2015 10:30 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to tomorrow

Public Open Night

Start: 14-08-2015 7 PM

End: 14-08-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT(backup only) CANCELLED

Alternative Open Night if Friday postponed. Please note the Observatory will not be open on this night if the friday Open Night was held

Start: 15-08-2015 7 PM

End: 15-08-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT

Additional Open Night as 14th/15th cancelled due to weather

Start: 21-08-2015 7 PM

End: 21-08-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT(backup only)

Open Night backup date if Friday night postponed

Start: 22-08-2015 6:30 PM

End: 22-08-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY CLASS OBSERVING NIGHT

BOOKED EVENING FOR ASTRONOMY CLASS

Start: 24-08-2015 7 PM

End: 24-08-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY CLASS OBSERVING NIGHT open 7pm

ASTRONOMY CLASS BOOKED OBSERVING NIGHT

Start: 25-08-2015 7 PM

End: 25-08-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY CLASS OBSERVING NIGHT Postponed

ASTRONOMY CLASS BOOKED OBSERVING NIGHT

Start: 26-08-2015 7 PM

End: 26-08-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY NIGHT CLASS

ASTRONOMY CLASS BOOKED NIGHT

Start: 27-08-2015 7 PM

End: 27-08-2015 9 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to saturday

Public Open Night

Start: 28-08-2015 7 PM

End: 28-08-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT(backup only) CANCELLED

Cloud 70% and increasing

Start: 29-08-2015 7 PM

End: 29-08-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY NIGHT CLASS

ASTRONOMY CLASS BOOKED NIGHT

Start: 03-09-2015 7 PM

End: 03-09-2015 9 PM

OPEN NIGHTCANCELLED-cloud 100%

Open Night

Start: 04-09-2015 7 PM

End: 04-09-2015 10 PM

ASTRONOMY NIGHT CLASS

Astronomy Night Class

Start: 10-09-2015 7 PM

End: 10-09-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT postponed to saturday

Public Open Night postponed due to cloud 80%

Start: 11-09-2015 7:30 PM

End: 11-09-2015 10 PM

OPEN NIGHT (backup only) Open at 7:30pm

Alternative Open Night if Friday postponed. Please note the Observatory will not be open on this night if the friday Open Night was held

Start: 12-09-2015 7:30 PM

End: 12-09-2015 10 PM

COMET CATALINA cancelled due to cloud

If skies are clear Observatory will be open to view Comet Catalina

Start: 14-09-2015 7:30 PM

End: 14-09-2015 9:32 PM

COMET CATALINA cancelled due to cloud

If skies are clear the Observatory will be open to view Comet Catalina

Start: 15-09-2015 7:30 PM

End: 15-09-2015 9:32 PM

COMET CATALINA open at 7:30pm

If skies are clear the Observatory will be open to view Comet Catalina

Start: 16-09-2015 7:30 PM

End: 16-09-2015 9:34 PM

ASTRONOMY NIGHT CLASS

Astronomy Night Class

Start: 17-09-2015 7 PM

End: 17-09-2015 9:01 PM

ASTRONOMY NIGHT CLASS

Astronomy Night Class

Start: 24-09-2015 7 PM

End: 24-09-2015 10:02 PM

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS

Put your clocks forward 1 hour

Start: 27-09-2015 7 PM

End: 28-09-2015 12:04 AM

PUBLIC OPEN NIGHT Postponed

Public Open Night. Postponed due to cloud Variety of objects to look at through the schools telescope. Jupiter and Saturn visible

Start: 26-05-2017 7 PM

End: 26-05-2017 10 PM

Sky Tour Booking

Rangiora New Life School

Start: 29-05-2017 7 PM

End: 29-05-2017 9:30 PM

Sky Tour Booking

Rangiora New Life School

Start: 30-05-2017 7 PM

End: 30-05-2017 9:30 PM

Sky Tour Booking

Rangiora New Life School

Start: 29-05-2017 7 PM

End: 31-05-2017 9:30 PM

Rangiora New Life (backup night)

Rangiora New Life backup night

Start: 01-06-2017 7 PM

End: 01-06-2017 9 PM

Rangiora Cub Pack

Rangiora Cub Pack

Start: 19-06-2017 7 PM

End: 19-06-2017 9 PM

Rangiora Cub Pack

Rangiora Cub Pack

Start: 23-06-2017 7 PM

End: 23-06-2017 9 PM

Kaiapoi Raven Grey Scouts

Kaiapoi Raven Grey Scouts visit

Start: 29-06-2017 7 PM

End: 29-06-2017 9 PM

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