The Townsend Teece Telescope

Townsend Teece Telescope

As a result of the Christchurch Earthquake on 22 February, 2011, the Observatory at the Christchurch Arts Centre is currently closed.

The funds to restore the telescope have been generously donated by UC Alumnus Professor David Teece, but funds are still sought for education and outreach programmes and future maintenance.


The Townsend Teece Telescope: Saving a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage exhibition is now on at the Matariki Gallery, located inside UC's Matariki Building (formerly known as Registry). It runs from 27 May until 6 July. All welcome.


You can donate to the future of the Townsend Telescope via the Townsend Observatory Restoration Fund on the Alumni and Fundraising donation page.