2023Public Viewing Night's

For the 2023 Public Viewing season the SAS Committee has decided to change things up a bit, for the 2023 Public Viewing season our Public Viewings will be held on a Saturday night between 7:30pm - 9:30pm, starting on March the 18th  and running untill October 25th 2023.

We use our  Celestron 8 on an iOptron Az mount, on the front of the Club building  as well as spotting scopes occasionally, and in our new D Little Observatory with a 10" Meade located at the rear of the Club building to give people the views of a lifetime. Depending on weather, cloud, and what's going on in the sky, to may be able to see the moon, planets, star clusters, and bright nebulae. 

Southland Astronomical Society has Astronomical Viewings at the former Oreti Sands Golf Course, just off of Sandy Point Road (see map).  We update our Facebook page regularly to remind people that viewings are on, or to advise of extra viewings. Check out our page at this link HERE.



Public Viewing Nights for the 2023 viewing season 


March 18th April 1st

March 25th April 8th

April 15th

April 22nd

April 29th


May 6th June 3rd

May 13th June 10th

May 20th June 17th

May 27th June 24th


July 1st August 5th

July 8th August 12th

July 15th August 19th

July 22nd August 26th

July 29th


September 2nd October 7th

September 9th October 14th

September 16th October 21st

September 23rd

September 30th