South Canterbury Astronomers Group

Welcome to the South Canterbury Astronomers Group based in South Canterbury New Zealand.

We cater for  people interested in all aspects of Astronomy,  with  a wide range of ages and a wide range of
abilities and interests. The group was founded in 2009.

S.C.A.G is a  Astronomers group, for beginners and experienced people, we have a monthly meeting
with varied topics, and at least one observing session once a month.
Membership comes from a diverse range of age groups and occupations, with emphasis being on the
enjoyment of looking  at the cosmos.  We aim to get people actively involved with learning and taking part in
astronomy through a fun, social and enthusiastic atmosphere.  We encourage the attendance of activities and monthly star parties,
and with the help of members we sometimes hold public events.
We are a helpful and friendly crowd, and we welcome all who are interested in astronomy.

Visitors welcome.


19th to 21st September 2014

Visit the Space Camp NZ website for more details and to register.


Next meeting – March 28th 2014

Programme  includes:

Charles Messier discussion topic

Whats in the night sky: Matthew McTague

Carl Sagan video

Observing (weather permitting)

meeting starts 7PM, Fairview Hall, Fairview Road Timaru


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South Canterbury Astronomers group will host four astronomy events as part of Global Astronomy Month 2014
April 5th:  Solar Observing Mitre10 Mega carpark from 11am, observe the Sun with special telescopes

April 5th:  Global Star party, Piazza Timaru from 7PM, free event, observe the night sky with a range of telescopes.
April 26th : Solar observing at Geraldine Village Green, from 10-30am
April 26th:  Geraldine Observatory open to the public, limited numbers, phone Peter 03-6937337 to book.  Observe the night sky with special telescopes from one of New Zealand's best private observatories. Donation to SCAG


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