News - Stardome

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

Eric Jackson in Memoriam

December 11, 2019

Last month Auckland lost a true champion of science for young people. In particular, Eric Jackson worked tirelessly for forty years in the development and promotion of daytime astronomy in...Read More

Artemis, Apollo’s Twin Sister

September 11, 2019

We choose to go back to the Moon Along with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, NASA has announced plans to go back to the Moon – and this time it's to stay. The name of this...Read More

Profiling Our Panellists

January 30, 2019

In the lead up to our event Her Story – Defining Women in Astronomy on Monday 11 February, our three panelists have provided us with some background on themselves. The event had an incredible...Read More

New Show Winter Stories in the Sky planetarium show

NEW SHOW: Winter Stories in the Sky

May 7, 2018

Education Manager, Vanessa Rancour, has invested many hours into the development of a new, Stardome produced planetarium show.  As one of the educators here at Stardome, I get a lot of...Read More

Stellar Content APS

A Weekend of Stellar Content

February 22, 2018

Education Manager, Vanessa Rancour, reports on her recent visit to Otago for the Australasian Planetarium Society (APS) conference. We admit a planetarium conference may not sound that exciting to...Read More

BfM Spaced Out Radio

Spaced Out! Stardome on 95bFM

November 14, 2017

The Stardome-sponsored ‘Spaced Out’ show has been running on bFM for more than six years. This 10-minute radio segment features astronomy educator David Britten discussing current events and...Read More

The Great Christmas Giveback

The Great Christmas Giveback Returns!

November 7, 2017

Christmas can be a stressful time of year, not only for individuals and families, but also for the charitable organisations that support those in need. For the fourth year, Stardome has connected...Read More