Media enquiries

Media Enquiries

For all news media enquiries please contact Kelsey Rowe, Marketing Manager on 09 624 1246 x 203 or by email.

Filming Requests

News media filming is permitted but must be pre-arranged through our Marketing team. A minimum of three working days is required to be able to schedule filming around our daily teaching schedule.

Commercial filming is also permitted and will require a minimum of five working days notice to schedule access to Stardome. A location fee may also be incurred, and will be quoted on request.

Contact 09 624 1246 x 203 or email.

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Stardome in the News

Below are some stories from NZ media outlets which Stardome has provided astronomical comment on

Map says Chinese space station headed for NZ, but experts unconvinced

Newshub, 23 March 2018


Aurora Set to Light up New Zealand Skies.

Newshub, 16 February 2018

Stargazers keen to glimpse celestial beauty will have to wait out cloud

NZ Herald, 31 January 2018

New Zealanders to get rare glimpse of ‘super blue blood moon eclipse’

Stuff, 24 January 2018

Geminids 2017: New Zealand’s best meteor shower even brighter tonight

Newshub, 13 December 2017

It’s official: Pluto mountains named after Sir Ed

NZ Herald, 12 September 2017

Planets in habitable zone of Trappist-1 may have water at the surface

NZ Herald, 1 September 2017

Another glimpse of auroras likely for third day in a row

Newshub, 24 April 2017

Rare showing of the Aurora Australis in Auckland

Stuff, 30 March 2017

Bright lights above NZ could have been a rocket and meteor

Stuff, 25 February 2017

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Not just another brick in the wall: new Stardome Lego display
NZ Science Teacher, 23 November 2016

Get set for the best supermoon in 67 years
NZ Herald, Friday 4 November 2016

Close encounter with the red planet
NZ Herald, Thursday 28 April 2016

Signs of water found on Mars that ‘could harbour life’
Breakfast, Tuesday 29 September 2015

Early morning clouds block ideal view of Pluto
NZ Herald, Wednesday 1 July 2015

A darker side of the Moon
NZ Herald, Sunday 29 March 2015

Meteor over NZ a ‘decent sized rock’
Stuff, Thursday 12 February 2015

Meteor lights up night sky across New Zealand
NZ Herald, Thursday 12 February 2015

Comet Lovejoy blasts into our skies
NZ Herald, Sunday 4 January 2015


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In praise of adventure
NZ Herald, Saturday 20 September 2014

Rock and roll: Asteroid swings by Earth
NZ Herald, Monday 8 September 2014

Spectacular green meteor flashes across NZ sky
One News, Saturday 29 August 2014

Bright meteor wows NZ skies
NZ Herald, Thursday 28 August 2014

Kiwi astronomers help discover Earth-like planet
NZ Herald, Friday 4 July 2014

New planet gives astronomers hope
TVNZ — One News, Friday 4 July 2014

Kiwi astronomers ‘surprised’ to discover Earth-like planet
TVNZ – Breakfast, Friday 4 July 2014

Tonight’s lunar eclipse perfect for kids
TV3 News, Tuesday April 15, 2014

‘Look east’ to witness rare blood moon tonight
TVNZ – Breakfast, Tuesday April 15, 2014

Jesse’s moon-gazing at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory
TVNZ – Seven Sharp, Monday April 14, 2014

Spectacular view of lunar eclipse
NZ Herald, Monday March 31, 2014


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Double chance to see a lunar eclipse
NZ Herald, Saturday December 28, 2013

Kiwis may be able to see comet graze very close to sun
NZ Herald, Thursday November 21, 2013

Star-gazers focus on sun-grazer
NZ Herald, Friday November 22, 2013

Star light, star bright it’s… Matariki
NZ Herald, Saturday June 29, 2013

Fun in the freeze
NZ Herald, Saturday June 15, 2013

Live chat: Astronomy educator David Britten
NZ Herald, Tuesday June 25, 2013

Partial eclipse of the sun will be total eclipse of heart for stargazers
NZ Herald, Friday May 10, 2013

Asteroid set to whistle past Earth
NZ Herald, Thursday February 14, 2013

Astronomers: Rare solar eclipse will be ‘weird’
NZ Herald, Wednesday November 14, 2012

Rare event turns eyes skyward
NZ Herald, Thursday November 15, 2012

Eclipse brings sky-gazers outside
NZ Herald, Wednesday November 14, 2012