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Stardome's 50th event

Stardome Turns 50!

March 13, 2017

On 21 March 1967, the doors to the new Auckland Observatory opened. Fifty years on, people are still looking up at the night sky from the same location, in what is now known as Stardome...Read More

New Show at Stardome – Capturing the Cosmos

February 27, 2017

Stardome has a new fulldome planetarium show starting in March, made by the team at the Melbourne Planetarium in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), a...Read More

Colonel Searfoss at Stardome

Colonel Searfoss visits Stardome

October 22, 2016

Last night (Friday 21 October) Stardome customers and space fans were treated to a talk from former NASA astronaut Colonel Rick Searfoss. He visited Stardome to share his experiences as a NASA...Read More

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What’s Happening at Stardome?

October 3, 2016

The Space Gallery & Exhibits area at Stardome is about to transform with the installation of two new interactive displays and a new layout for the front part of the gallery. Construction...Read More

Meet the team

Meet the Team: Vanessa

October 1, 2016

If you've ever been to an education session or school holiday programme at Stardome you may have run into Vanessa. She is a valuable member of our team with a love of science, teaching and all...Read More

Meet the team

Meet the Team: Danut

June 20, 2016

You may have spotted some of Danut’s images on our Facebook or Instagram. He loves taking pictures of the Sun and frequently helps out at our open days. How long have you worked/volunteered...Read More

Meet the team

Meet the Team: Kevin

April 18, 2016

You may have met Kevin when looking through the courtyard telescopes after a Night Sky show, or seen him behind the BBQ at a Music and Laser Light show.    How long have you worked at...Read More

NASA Nebula image

Stardome Welcomes New Board Appointment

January 8, 2016

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to welcome a new trustee to the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. Suzanne Wolton has been appointed to the Stardome board, bringing...Read More

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Too Much Information?

December 17, 2015

Over the years I’ve come to appreciate those moments when I suddenly realise I’ve been making an assumption without realising it. I’m quite used to a poor show of hands when I ask a...Read More

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Stardome Announces New Board Appointment

December 2, 2015

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to announce that a new trustee has joined the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. Carol Gernhoefer has been appointed to the Stardome...Read More