Dunedin Astronomical Society

Dunedin Astronomical Society

The Dunedin Astronomical Society Incorporated (DAS) is an amateur astronomical group operating from the Beverly-Begg Observatory Dunedin, New Zealand. It is affiliated with the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand and with the Otago Institute.

The objectives of the society are to:

  • Promote astronomy and telescope making
  • Maintain the Beverly-Begg Observatory and provide regular public viewing nights and astronomical instruction for privately arranged groups
  • Aid members by providing a regular programme of lectures and practical demonstrations on astronomical and telescope making topics
  • To provide access to astronomical equipment owned by the society to members and to upgrade such equipment as the society deems appropriate

Membership of the society is open to anyone interested in astronomy.

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