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 


August 5th

  August 12th

August 19th

July 22nd August 26th

July 29th

September 2nd

September 9th October 14th

September 16th October 21st

September 23rd

September 30th