Wednesday 1 May 2024 7:30 PM - Wednesday 1 May 2024 9:00 PM


Hamilton Astronomical Society
183 Brymer Road
Rotokauri, Hamilton Show in Google Maps

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Cost and Booking

$10 for adults
$5 for students and children


Hamilton Astronomical Society - Public Nights

Our Public Nights
Our regular public nights are the first Wednesday of each month. Except January - there are no scheduled public nights for January.

These start at 7:30 pm during winter months, and 8:30 pm during daylight saving months.

Public Night Dates and Start Times

(Daylight saving ends 7 Apr 2024)

Weds 1 May 2024: starts 7:30 pm

Weds 5 June 2024: starts 7:30 pm

Weds 3 July 2024: starts 7:30 pm

$10 for adults
$5 for students and children
Free for HAS members

Starting with the public night in September 2023 we will no longer use Eventbrite for tickets, but instead will go back to door sales only (as we did before Covid).

Unfortunately, EFTPOS is not yet available, so sales will be cash sales only.

Masks are no longer required, however you may wear a mask if you would like to. We respect anyone’s right to wear a mask if they wish to.

More about our Public Nights:
Public nights start at 7.30 pm during the winter months, or 8:30 pm during daylight saving months.

The programme varies depending on the time of year, special astronomical events and the viewing conditions.

Typically, the evening starts with a talk by one of the society members on one of a variety of astronomical topics. This talk is usually illustrated with slides of planets, comets, galaxies and other astronomical objects. After about an hour, weather permitting, we move outside to view the sky through the telescopes.

Society members are on hand to position the telescopes, guide you around the sky and to answer any questions. Please dress appropriately for the outside temperature.

**Important Note:
From February to December, the first four Wednesdays of each month are reserved for regular HAS activities, even if this is not yet showing on the calendar.