Media enquiries

Media Enquiries

For all news media enquiries please contact the 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 or contributed to.

Stunning photos of supermoon over New Zealand

Newshub, 20 February 2019

Supermoon In New Zealand in pictures

Stuff, 20 February 2019

February’s supermoon will look best as it rises from the east

Stuff, 19 February 2019

Why tonight’s supermoon is spectacle is special

Otago Daily Times, 19 February 2019

Supermoon rising: Why tonight’s lunar spectacle is special

NZ Herald, 19 February 2019

East coast best place to see supermoon

Otago Daily Times, 21 January 2019

‘Super blood wolf moon’: Why it’ll be a complete let-down for Kiwis

Newshub, 18 January 2019

Grant Christie: Predicting the descent of satellites

Newstalk ZB, 7 January 2019

Meteor shower sighting a rare occurrence – Grant Christie

Newshub, 6 January 2019

Why China sent a probe to the moon – Grant Christie

Brink Wire, 4 January 2019


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Auckland astronomer shoots rare International Space Station video

Newshub, 19 December 2018

Auckland Arts Festival: All on for 2019

NZ Herald, 3 November 2018

Auckland Arts Festival 2019 Programme Announced

Scoop, 2 November 2018

Sun-sational: Auckland stargazer’s miracle shot

NZ Herald, 1 November 2018

Auckland man captures rare moment International Space Station passes across sun

Newshub, 1 November 2018

International Space Station passing sun captured by Auckland astrophotographer

Stuff, 1 November 2018

Canterbury ‘meteor’ was probably a plane, say experts

NZ Herald, 29 August 2018

South Island to get best view of celestial magic

Newstalk, 28 July 2018

The best places to catch a glimpse of the last blood moon until the 2020s

Stuff, 27 July 201

That star is Venus

Rhema, 18 July 2018

Astronomy: Is there life on Mars

Radio Live, 17 July 2018

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

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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

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