EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

WELCOME TO STARDOME

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.

YOUR VISIT

Part 1
20 minutes in the Space room – an educator-led curriculum-based session focusing on your chosen topic.

Part 2
15 minutes exploring the Space Gallery & Exhibits using a tablet loaded with a fun, fact-finding quiz.

Part 3
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
Want something different? Enquire now at education@stardome.org.nz


SECONDARY SHOW LIBRARY (YEAR 9+) - Choose your show 


Astronaut

Takes you on a roller-coaster ride into space and a virtual tour of a space station. With some help from a test dummy named ‘Chad’ we are introduced to the dangers astronauts face in space, the affects that space has on the human body, and the training needed to become an astronaut. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Suits Year 4-10 

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 


We are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.

Suits Year 4-10 


We are Aliens

On a fascinating and immersive journey, the show seeks to find the evidence of alien life in our galaxy. The latest research into this fast evolving area of science is explored with input from UK scientists. Narrated by Rupert Grint. Suits Year 4-10


Seven Wonders

Let us take you on a journey to the seven wonders of the ancient world and the marvels of the universe revealed by modern astronomy.

Suits Year 7+ 


Supervolcanoes

Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks beneath the surface of planet Earth. The programme moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Suits Year 7+ 

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+

DETAILS

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.

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EMAIL education@stardome.org.nz