Affiliated Societies

Southland Astronomical Society
PO Box 1168,Invercargill 9840
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Miscellaneous Information:

The Southland Astronomical Society is the southern-most society in the world. Formed in 1961, it is a small but strong group of about 50 members.

Meeting nights are the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm. from February to December at:

Hearing Association Rooms
126 Leet Street

Meetings have varied formats, talks by members or guest speakers, slide or quiz evenings, practical demonstrations or instruction and lots of discussions of many different topics.

A group of members operates the public Observatory during the winter months (April to end of September) on Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm. It is opened on other evenings for school and other groups by arrangement (contact the Museum).

The society publishes a small monthly newsletter. It has a number of small telescopes available for loan to members.