Welcome to the Canterbury Astronomical Society website. Thanks for stopping by at our little corner of the universe. We are a friendly, like minded, bunch of astronomers with a tendency for spending late nights out under the stars.
Membership of CAS comes with a range of benefits including access to our well equipped observatory in West Melton, training and education and the chance to rub shoulders with some great astronomical minds.
Our society has strong links to education and have an active public open night programme every year. Feel free to register for a free account on the site and browse around.
As a CAS member you are entitled to attend many events throughout the year free of charge. Public open nights, the highly entertaining nights of Kidsfest, access to practical astronomy sessions with plenty of time under the stars.
Monthly members meeting are held at the University of Canterbury, usually with an informative guest speaker. You can also attend our members nights at the observatory where we get time for training and socialising under the skies.
We also host a number of CAS social events such as a summer and mid winter BBQ and of course you get unlimited access to the observatory (including through the summer) and training so you can loose those L plates and become a skilled astronomer.