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Meteor Shower

Sparkling lights in the sky herald the Christmas season

29 Nov 2017

If the cold is a deterrent to spending time under the night sky, see if you can use the coming... Read more

2018 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook

The New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2018 Launches

27 Nov 2017

It's hit the shelves! This year was a big one in the world of astronomy and space science.... Read more

BfM Spaced Out Radio

Spaced Out! Stardome on 95bFM

14 Nov 2017

The Stardome-sponsored ‘Spaced Out’ show has been running on bFM for more than six years.... Read more

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Stardome’s gallery & exhibits are open every day and night, except Monday night.


10:00am – 5:00pm
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Tuesday – Thursday

10:00am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 9:30pm


10:00am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm


11:00am – 11:00pm


11:00am – 10:00pm

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