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Stardome's 50th event

Stardome Turns 50!

13 Mar 2017

On 21 March 1967, the doors to the new Auckland Observatory opened. Fifty years on, people are... Read more

Mangere Mountain

Stardome at Mangere Mountain

13 Mar 2017

We're excited to announce a partnership with Mangere Mountain. The Stardome education team has... Read more

New Show at Stardome – Capturing the Cosmos

February 27, 2017

Stardome has a new fulldome planetarium show starting in March, made by the team at the Melbourne Planetarium in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), a...Read More

Bruce Springsteen asteroid

Out in the Night – Asteroid Springsteen

February 20, 2017

Bruce Springsteen is a rock star for the ages. His hits, too numerous to list, define the genre. This month Springsteen lands in Auckland to play to thousands at Mt Smart Stadium. Meanwhile,...Read More

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Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2016

December 8, 2016

Every year incredible observations, discoveries and unexpected surprises occur in the world of science and astronomy. Here’s a list of some of our favourites! 10. Supermoon, supermoon and...Read More

Colonel Searfoss visits Stardome

October 22, 2016

Last night (Friday 21 October) Stardome customers and space fans were treated to a talk from former NASA astronaut Colonel Rick Searfoss. He visited Stardome to share his experiences as a NASA...Read More

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What’s Happening at Stardome?

October 3, 2016

The Space Gallery & Exhibits area at Stardome is about to transform with the installation of two new interactive displays and a new layout for the front part of the gallery. Construction...Read More

Meet the Team: Vanessa

October 1, 2016

If you've ever been to an education session or school holiday programme at Stardome you may have run into Vanessa. She is a valuable member of our team with a love of science, teaching and all...Read More

NASA star image

Maori Language Week

July 4, 2016

Today marks the start of Māori Language Week, a time for New Zealanders to celebrate Te Reo Māori and to learn how to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. The Māori had extensive...Read More