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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.

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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.

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.
Our sincere thanks to these people for showing their support.
Ann Lyons Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Caro Murray Christina Sell McLachlan Christine Whybrew David and Diana Holderness Dorothy Maclean James Stringer Jane Doig Jane Lyons Jean and Peter Hyam Judith Ross Lorraine Logan Louise Porter Margaret Austin Mark Todd Michael and Karyn Rondel Mike Rondel Pam Crawford Particia Glausiuss Peter Penlington Philip and Fenella Aldridge Philippa Bates Raewyn Hutchings Robin and Annette Mann Roger D Keen Shailer Weston Sheila Watson Susan Henson Theodore Jackson-Smith