Important Notice from the organisers

After careful consideration of all the factors involved, including the current Covid status, government advice and considerable logistical complexities, the CSP organising committee have regrettably decided to cancel this years event. We appreciate that this maybe disheartening to the domestic astronomy community – this decision has not been taken lightly. Hopefully we will be able to run this again and see you all in 2023. We will start processing refunds next week where appropriate


The seventh Central Star Party will be held from Thursday 6th January to Monday 10th of January 2022 (their is no camping Monday night) and will be held at the Tuki Tuki Camp site in the Hawkes Bay. This is the site of many previous star parties. BOOK NOW

Central Star Party has been established to hold annual star parties in the central North Island for the benefit of the astronomical community of the North Island of New Zealand. The goal of the organisers is to provide a fun social astronomical gathering laced with talks and activities.

2018 Central Star Party Attendees

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