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Mysterious Moons and Latest Discoveries Jupiter Blog Post

Mysterious Moons & Latest Discoveries

12 Oct 2018

Over millenia the Moon has been the focus of countless songs, poems, stories - romantic, scary,... Read more

First Man blog post

Fifty Years Ago…

3 Oct 2018

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Programme’s first successful outer... Read more

Astronomy blog Stardome Pluto

Pluto Dwarfs Tombaugh

September 18, 2018

Are you familiar with the names Giuseppe Piazzi, Heinrich Olbers* and Karl Harding? These eminent astronomers discovered the four largest celestial bodies immediately beyond Mars between 1801 and...Read More

Mars Dust Storm Blog Post

A Monster on Mars

August 1, 2018

Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More

Europa alien planet for life

Europa – A Promising Alien World

July 13, 2018

Stardome educator, Josh Kirkley, dives into the exciting topic of our search for life outside of Earth.  Why water? Earth has always been the stand out planet in our Solar System. Not only are...Read More

Mars at Opposition Mad About Mars Science Fiction Movie Night

What’s happening with Mars?

July 10, 2018

This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual. Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More

Gravitational Waves

Explaining the (Almost) Unexplainable

June 29, 2018

Stardome educator, David Britten, breaks down how science educators can help explain the (almost!) unexplainable.  The subject of black holes has a fascination that attracts children and adults...Read More

Matariki in Auckland

Matariki in Auckland

June 14, 2018

Matariki gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the Maori new year with friends and whanau. This year you will find a range of different events and celebrations across the...Read More

NASA Mars Announcement Curiosity Rover

NASA Announces its Recent Discovery on Mars

June 8, 2018

In a ground-breaking announcement from NASA,  the Martian rover, Curiosity, has discovered organic molecules on the surface of Mars. The Curiosity Rover was launched in 2011 and has spent the...Read More

Rocket Lab New Zealand's Place in Space

New Zealand’s Place in Space

May 31, 2018

Here at Stardome, we watch Rocket Lab and their every move like a hawk. We love knowing what’s going on in the world of space exploration and innovation and this interest skyrockets when some of...Read More