News - Astronomy

JunoCam at Jupiter

A Mission for the Public, By the Public

February 2, 2018

As you are reading this, there is currently a small spacecraft out in space called Juno. Juno is orbiting the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. A fitting name, considering Juno is...Read More

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

A Super Special Sighting

January 10, 2018

There has been considerable coverage on all things lunar-related recently, and this Moon-Madness isn’t quite finished yet.   On 31 January, we will be treated to a rare celestial event...Read More

Blue Planet II

Even the Best

December 22, 2017

I’ve watched, admired, enjoyed and been greatly educated by the numerous natural history productions with David Attenborough over more decades than I’d like to admit. They’ve taken me to...Read More

Stardome blog

Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2017

December 20, 2017

It's never easy selecting the year's top 10 events in the world of astronomy but we've done our best! Read on for a selection of some of our favourite events of 2017.   1. Cassini Ended a...Read More

Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel Prize in Physics Announced

October 4, 2017

On October 3, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to physicists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their direct detection of gravitational...Read More

Asteroid Approaching

Approaching Asteroid

September 28, 2017

This October 12, an approaching asteroid, delightfully named 2012 TC4, will safely pass by Earth. Earlier this year NASA announced that this would be used as a test of their planetary defence...Read More

Total solar eclipse

Everything on the Eclipse

July 31, 2017

It will be one of the most photographed and talked about celestial events of the year, so what is it and how can we be a part of it from New Zealand? Let’s talk everything on the eclipse. On...Read More

Bruce Springsteen asteroid

Out in the Night – Asteroid Springsteen

February 20, 2017

Bruce Springsteen is a rock star for the ages. His hits, too numerous to list, define the genre. This month Springsteen lands in Auckland to play to thousands at Mt Smart Stadium. Meanwhile,...Read More