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Happy Solstice!

June 18, 2019

The concept of solstices and equinoxes can sometimes be a little confusing but this blog and our Stories in the Sky show series helps break it down for you. Every year in June between the...Read More

Top Five Premium Stargazing Apps

May 29, 2019

Looking to take your stargazing to another level? Any space-loving backyard astronomer should have a trusted sky map to reference when stargazing or peering through the viewfinder of their...Read More

The Eta Aquarids – A Pre-Winter Sparkle

May 2, 2019

For those not averse to spending some early morning hours away from city lights under the stars, the early part of May might surprise with a pre-winter spectacle. At the time of writing, we are in...Read More

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Flat Earth Conspiracy

April 26, 2019

There is a society of people who believe that Earth is flat, and that there is an elaborate hoax called the “Round Earth” doctrine. The Flat Earth Society believes, as scientists do, that we...Read More

Solar System Grand Tour Anniversary

April 11, 2019

LOOKING BACK 40 YEARS David Britten March 5th marked 40 years since the Voyager 1 flyby of Jupiter in 1979. This was a landmark accomplishment in space exploration. The sister craft Voyager 2...Read More

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Reaching Beyond the Edge of our Solar System

March 11, 2019

In the early hours of January 1st 2019, as people all around the world were celebrating the new year, a small spacecraft named New Horizons was making history at the edge of our Solar System. It...Read More

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Kiwi Women in Science – How Are We Doing?

February 8, 2019

Astronomy Educator, John Rowe, reflects on the past, the present and the future of New Zealand women making their mark in science.  Although many New Zealand women have made significant...Read More

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Astronomy and Harry Potter

November 22, 2018

Stardome educator, David Britten, explores some of the not so known facts about a very well known series.  Since my recent education resource about the names of stars was posted on our website,...Read More