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|Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Nelson.jpg|
|Organization||Nelson Science Society|
|Location||Clifton Terrace School, Nelson, New Zealand|
The now relocated and renamed observatory formally opened on 12 April 2008, after completing a major refurbishment of the structure and 129-year-old telescope. This work was funded by contributions from various individuals and groups, such as a NZ$50,000 donation by the Cawthron Trust.
The observatory is administered by the Astronomy Section of the Nelson Science Society, Royal Society of New Zealand. Star Parties are held once a month at the observatory, and society meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at Cawthron Institute, 98 Halifax Street East, Nelson.
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