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Landing on an asteroid

November 9, 2020

Why has a team from NASA just spent more than two years looking for the ideal parking spot on an asteroid called Bennu? Find out why the OSIRIS-REX mission is so important and what scientists are...Read More

Mars is ready for its close-up in 2020!

October 2, 2020

Mars Opposition 2020 In the skies above us, the planets orbit at different rates. Sometimes those orbits align to give us a close-up view of something special and over the next couple of months...Read More

Busy month for Mars missions

September 1, 2020

Did you know Mars has a busy season? In July three new Mars missions, from different countries, launched from Earth in just 11 days. The United Arab Emirates launched its Mars Hope mission on 19...Read More

The Sun is Exploding!

April 29, 2020

Or so went the theories of an enthusiastic band of pre-schoolers as reported by their teacher.   Were they correct? Well, yes! And no. The Sun is indeed exploding - in fact it is...Read More

String of UFOs over New Zealand?

February 28, 2020

Recently there have been many sightings, here in Aotearoa and around the world, of strange lights in the sky... Are they UFOs or something more easily explained?   These sightings have been...Read More

2020 Foresight: Coming up This Year

January 7, 2020

2019 was an exhilarating year for space-related events (have a read of our top 10 events from the past 12 months here), and things are only looking up as we launch into 2020 for another excellent...Read More

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10 Astronomical Events From 2019

December 22, 2019

Selecting only ten events from the past year is always a hard task - space science and exploration is just so exciting and fast-paced that there is always something going on, or something about to...Read More

A Great Barrier Island Getaway

October 9, 2019

Stardome’s Marketing Assistant, Nashi Janlar, took a few days off last month to explore every avid stargazers’ dream destination; Aotea Great Barrier Island! Whether you’re off for to see...Read More