Resources

Want to know more about Space? Check out these helpful resources.

Star Charts

Star Charts

Print out our free star charts and head out for stargazing fun.

Moon rise times

Moon Rise Times

Download the free Moon Rise table here.

Sun Rise Times

Sunrise Times

Download the free Sunrise table:

Auckland
Wellington
Christchurch
Dunedin

The international space station

The International Space Station

Find out when you can see the International Space Station and other satellites passing over your town.

International Space Station
Auckland
Christchurch
Clyde
Dunedin
Gisborne
Hamilton
Hokitika
Invercargill
Kawakawa
Napier
Nelson
New Plymouth
Palmerston North
Taupo
Tauranga
Wellington

Satellite passing times

Satellites

Auckland
Christchurch
Clyde
Dunedin
Gisborne
Hamilton
Hokitika
Invercargill
Kawakawa
Napier
Nelson
New Plymouth
Palmerston North
Taupo
Tauranga
Wellington

TIPS:
The smaller the number in the Mag (magnitude) column, the brighter the satellite will appear. Times and brightness are predictions, thus may vary. Click the home button on the prediction page for access to maps for your location and lots more options. Courtesy of www.heavens-above.com

Solar System data

Solar System Data

Find out more about the planets in our Solar System with this handy table.

Useful links

Useful Links

Visit the Auckland Astronomical Society

Space Calendar from JPL at NASA

Lunar Apogee/Perigee Dates – Accurate lunar apogee/perigee dates and distances

Eclipse – NASA – for lunar and solar eclipses

Time and Date – For times of sun rise/set, moon rise/set, Easter, solstices, equinoxes, lunar phases, tides, daylight saving time changes, plus lots more. Can be set for any place.

Space Weather – For up to the minute information about solar-related activity

Space FAQs

Can you identify an object that I saw in the sky?

When is it possible to view an eclipse?

Is Matariki only visible in June?

Does extra-terrestrial life exist?

Did man really walk on the Moon?

Can you help me with my Astronomy assignment?