Kōrero: Canterbury places

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
Photograph by Dave Malcolm

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Rangiora district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10205/oxford-area-school-observatory (accessed 30 September 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015