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Oxford Area School Observatory

Oxford Area School Observatory

Astronomy has long been associated with the central South Island. The dark, clear skies, away from the main cities, are ideal for observing the stars. Oxford Area School runs an observatory for its science classes and the wider community. It houses a Meade 10-inch Schmidt Cassegrain astronomical telescope.

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Oxford Area School
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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Rangiora district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10205/oxford-area-school-observatory (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015