Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand

Dunedin Astronomical Society

Contact Information




The Dunedin Astronomical Society is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy. The society operates from the Beverly-Begg Observatory on Robin Hood Park in Dunedin.

The observatory houses a Celestron C14 on a Paramount mount. A number of cameras including a QHY9 are available for use with the system. The society owns a number of other telescopes (including the very heavily used club built 18" telescope) and reference materials that are available to members. DAS has access to a farm cottage near Middlemarch which is used by members as a dark sky site.

During night time savings public sessions are held on Sunday nights starting at 7:30 pm. Education sessions for private groups may be made by arrangement through the education officer.

The Society meets on the first and third Tuesdays each month except January. Meetings start at 8pm and are held in the Observatory annex.

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Observatory: phone 03 4777683 (answer phone)