North Otago Astronomical Society
- (03) 434 8757
The Society has a small, active, membership, who meet on the first Monday of each month. Public nights are held at the observatory each Friday, weather permitting, during the first and last quarters of the Moon. However, the observatory is closed during the summer months.
Each September, the Society hosts the Stargazers' Getaway weekend gathering at Camp Iona, Herbert, 15 minutes south of Oamaru. A programme of speakers is arranged, but the emphasis is on an informal, relaxing, weekend, open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.