University Of Canterbury Observatory

Lake Tekapo’s spectacular, unpolluted night skies attract visitors from all over the world. UC’s Physics and Astronomy Department’s astronomical observatory on top of Mt John, near Lake Tekapo, provides outstanding conditions for observations and discoveries of the southern sky.

At the Observatory

Nigel Frost

Resident Superintendent

Mt John University Observatory PO Box 56, Lake Tekapo 7945Phone: +6436806005

Internal Phone: 2705

Mobile: 027 680 3491

[email protected]

Observers at Mt John

Telephone: +64 (03) 680 6002

At UC – Department of Physics and Astronomy

Karen Pollard

Director, Mt John Observatory
Associate Professor

Beatrice Tinsley 416

Phone: +6433695816

Internal Phone: 95816

[email protected]