News - Astronomy

Matariki Dawn

It’s Matariki season!

May 18, 2017

It's no secret that we love Matariki at Stardome. In the days leading up to the month of Matariki Stardome is filled with students here to learn about this unique New Zealand connection to the...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

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Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2016

December 8, 2016

Every year incredible observations, discoveries and unexpected surprises occur in the world of science and astronomy. Here’s a list of some of our favourites! 10. Supermoon, supermoon and...Read More

Asteroid day image

Asteroid Day

June 27, 2016

Thursday 30th of June marks Asteroid Day, a relatively new annual global awareness movement that encourages people to come together to learn about asteroids and the potential impact effect on our...Read More

Yuri's Night

From Earth to Beyond – Yuri’s Journey

April 5, 2016

This year marks the 55th Anniversary since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to make it through our little blue planet's atmosphere and out into space. For many years, the United States and the...Read More

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Why Do We Have Leap Years?

February 25, 2016

Every four years we have an extra day added at the end of February and this is all because of our orbit around the Sun and the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian...Read More

Nebula image from NASA

New Era in Astronomy

February 12, 2016

The confirmed detection today of gravitational waves by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration ushers in a new era in astronomy, as momentous as Galileo’s first observations of the heavens with his...Read More

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Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2015

December 27, 2015

The year is almost over, so let’s look back at the exciting astronomy and space science developments of 2015. 10: Hubble turns 25 This year Hubble Telescope celebrated 25 years of delivering...Read More