EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Stardome will be temporarily closed from 5pm, 24 December 2022 for building work. We will reopen during 2023.
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Astronomy and space science are great science topics to engage with secondary students as they begin to select subjects that will lead them onto continued learning or a career path.
A school trip to Stardome for secondary students looks closer at some of the big astronomical topics and encourages students to ask the big questions. How far can we go? What else is out there? How was the universe created?
Our education crew have created session modules based on subject matter. However, sessions are customisable to your learning objectives so don’t hesitate to ask if you want something different.
Stardome is proud to be a recognised LEOTC provider delivering education experiences that link to the New Zealand Curriculum.
20 minutes in the Space room – an educator-led curriculum-based session focusing on your chosen topic.
15 minutes exploring the Space Gallery & Exhibits using a tablet loaded with a fun, fact-finding quiz.
40 minutes in the planetarium. Your group will see a 360-degree feature show of your choice and if time permits, a live tour of the celestial sights above Auckland.
SECONDARY MODULES (YEAR 9+) - Choose your topic
- Earth and Space Science*
- Studying the Stars*
- Our Solar System
- A Guide to the Universe*
- Space Exploration and Technology
*can include Matariki
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SECONDARY SHOW LIBRARY (YEAR 9+) - Choose your show
Stories in the Sky
Explore the night sky and learn about seasons, as told through Maori and Greek myths and legends. Learn about the ancient stories hidden among the stars, where the names of the planets come from, what a constellation is and how they are used for astronomical purposes. There are four seasonal shows in the series, and the stories and content change depending on when you visit. Suits Year 4-10
Phantom of the Universe
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter. Suits Year 9+
The duration of your trip will be 90 minutes. Choose from 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm time slots.
School trips total price – Student/adult/teacher $5 each. One adult free for every eight students. Minimum charge $175.00 applies to groups of 35 or fewer.
If you are a low decile school please ask about our reduced price visit of $2 per child/adult/teacher. Please note this is only available for a minimum booking of 60 students per session.
You will find health & safety information, and group guidelines and FAQs here.