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

Winter evenings, variable, check our website for schedule or call us.
First session 7:30-8:45pm
Second session 8:30-9:45pm

Bookings via email form on website.

What's on offer

Meade LX90 12" (300mm) Schmidt Cassegrain telescope

Night sky tours

Adults $15

Under 16 $10

Cash only please

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