About BPO

Welcome to the website of Benmore Peak astronomical observatory, a community-oriented facility situated at 1,932 metres elevation atop the Benmore Range in New Zealand's South Island.

Benmore Peak Observatory is home to the Southern Astronomy Reserve (SAR) project, which includes the Observatory for Schools initiative, and the Two meter teleskopprojekt.

BPO is a self-funded not-for-profit, and is not affiliated with any other organisation(s). It is not an astrotourism venture, and does not engage in commercial activities, such as selling merchandise or operating tours. The observatory is focused on research, education, and art.

Google Map of New Zealand showing location of Benmore Peak Observatory