Show Your Support
Be a star
See your name among our brightest stars by helping The Arts Centre raise $10 million to restore and reopen the historic Observatory Tower.
A virtual star will be named in your honour for helping bring stargazing and astronomy education back to the central city.
When it is fully restored by 2022, the magnificent Gothic Revival Observatory Tower will return as an icon on the South Quad, and once again be a magnificent place of astronomical education, discovery and wonder for Cantabrians and visitors of all ages.
The building will also allow a painstakingly restored piece of Christchurch history – the 156 year old Townsend Teece Telescope – to return to its home in the Observatory Tower, enabling a new generation of people to unearth secrets of the cosmos from the heart of the city.
As well as your virtual star, you will receive an official thank you letter, donation receipt and be listed as a special donor on our website.
We can’t wait to restore this taonga (treasure) for generations to come – please help us on our journey.