After being closed for some time, we are proud to announce that has of July 1, we will be open again on Wednesday nights for public viewings, from 7 till 9pm. See our Astronomical Viewings page for more info. Also, our public meetings on the first Thursday of the month will resume, with the first meeting being Thursday the 2nd of July. Come along and join us!

You have found the website of the Southland Astronomical Society.

We are New Zealand's southern most astronomical society, based in Invercargill at the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island.

From here you can find out a little about our society and our membership, our meetings and the public sessions we run at the former Oreti Sands Golf Course (see "Astronomical Viewings"). The society monthly newsletter can be found on the Newsletter page, and information on our monthly meetings (held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm) can be found on the Next Meeting page.

How To Find Us

From Invercargill, head west on Stead Street past the airport. Keep heading west through Otatara and over the Oreti River Bridge. Turn left onto Sandy Point Road. After approx. 2.5km, turn right into Links Road. You'll find our rooms at the end of the road.

Affiliated to the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand