Oxford Area School Observatory

The only operational observatory in New Zealand, owned by and operated by a school. We pride ourselves in this facility and commit ourselves to furthering astronomy education for all ages.

Contact details

52 Bay Road
Oxford (57km from Christchurch)


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Opening hours

Most Friday nights outside of Daylight Savings period.

7:30 > 8:30pm


8:30 > 9:30pm

Bookings via email form on website.

What's on offer

Meade LX90 300mm Schmidt Cassegrain telescope

Night sky tours

Adults $10

Under 16 $5

Cash only please

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