Hawera Observatory

Hawera Observatory is situated in King Edward Park, Hawera, New Zealand, and is administered and maintained by the Hawera Astronomical Society, which meets at the observatory on the second Wednesday of the month from February to December. Also, by arrangement, open nights (weather permitting) are held for local groups as well as members.

The observatory was founded by amateur astronomer and telescope maker, George Mortimer Townsend, who also co-founded the Hawera Astronomical Society in 1926.

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Coordinates: 39°35′09″S 174°16′22″E / 39.58589°S 174.27279°E / -39.58589; 174.27279

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