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See your name among our brightest stars by helping The Arts Centre raise $10 million to restore and reopen our historic Observatory Tower.


A virtual star will be named in your honour for helping us bring stargazing and astronomy education back to the central city.

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Once restored, the earthquake-damaged, Gothic Revival tower will be returned to its rightful position as a powerful education tool and magnificent place of discovery and wonder for Cantabrians and visitors of all ages.

The building will also allow a painstakingly restored piece of Christchurch history – the 154 year old Townsend Teece Telescope – to return to its home in the Townsend Observatory, 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 named recognition on our website.

For further information on the unique opportunity of becoming a naming rights sponsor, please contact Susan on 03 366 0989 or email.

We can’t wait to restore this taonga (treasure) for generations to come – please help us on our journey.

Help The Arts Centre reopen our historic Observatory Tower.
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