Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory

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The Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory is located next to the Hamilton Zoo in Brymer Road to the west of Hamilton City, New Zealand.[1] The Hamilton Astronomical Society was founded in 1933 and is one of New Zealand's oldest astronomical societies.[2]

The observatory instruments include two radio telescopes (32'/10m and 26'/8m diameter), and a range of optical instruments, including one 24" Classical cassegrain telescope, a 14" and 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and one 12" Dobsonian telescope.[3]

The observatory is open to the public on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7:30pm (8:30pm during daylight savings).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamilton Astronomical Society - About the Observatory". Hamilton Astronomical Society. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton Astronomical Society - About the Society". Hamilton Astronomical Society. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton Astronomical Society - Equipment". Hamilton Astronomical Society. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hamilton Astronomical Society - Public Viewing Nights". Hamilton Astronomical Society. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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Coordinates: 37°46′24″S 175°13′01″E / 37.7733°S 175.2169°E / -37.7733; 175.2169