R. F. Joyce Observatory
is the home observatory
of the Canterbury Astronomical Society
(CAS) and is situated near West Melton, Christchurch
, New Zealand
The observatory is the result of the bequest of R. F. Joyce, a founding member and former President of the CAS.
The primary instruments in use are a 14.5" Cassegrain telescope, a 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain, a 16" folded Newtonian and a 5" refractor (on loan from Carter Observatory).