News - Maori Astronomy

Happy Solstice!

23 hours ago

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

Matariki in Auckland

Matariki in Auckland

June 14, 2018

Matariki gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the Maori new year with friends and whanau. This year (2018) you will find a range of different events and celebrations...Read More

Matariki stars

The Science in the Stars

May 23, 2017

Astronomy has ancient connections to cultures around the world, including New Zealand. This June, New Zealanders can celebrate their connection with the stars with the rise of a special star...Read More

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

NASA star image

Maori Language Week

July 4, 2016

Today marks the start of Māori Language Week, a time for New Zealanders to celebrate Te Reo Māori and to learn how to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. The Māori had extensive...Read More