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Event Horizon Telescope – Seeing the First Black Hole

16 May 2019

Black holes are objects that have long been theorised by scientists for centuries. Just as you... Read more

The Eta Aquarids – A Pre-Winter Sparkle

2 May 2019

For those not averse to spending some early morning hours away from city lights under the stars,... Read more

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Flat Earth Conspiracy

April 26, 2019

There is a society of people who believe that Earth is flat, and that there is an elaborate hoax called the “Round Earth” doctrine. The Flat Earth Society believes, as scientists do, that we...Read More

Solar System Grand Tour Anniversary

April 11, 2019

LOOKING BACK 40 YEARS David Britten March 5th marked 40 years since the Voyager 1 flyby of Jupiter in 1979. This was a landmark accomplishment in space exploration. The sister craft Voyager 2...Read More

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Reaching Beyond the Edge of our Solar System

March 11, 2019

In the early hours of January 1st 2019, as people all around the world were celebrating the new year, a small spacecraft named New Horizons was making history at the edge of our Solar System. It...Read More

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Kiwi Women in Science – How Are We Doing?

February 8, 2019

Astronomy Educator, John Rowe, reflects on the past, the present and the future of New Zealand women making their mark in science.  Although many New Zealand women have made significant...Read More

Profiling our Panellists

January 30, 2019

In the lead up to our event Her Story – Defining Women in Astronomy on Monday 11 February, our three panelists have provided us with some background on themselves. The event had an incredible...Read More

Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2018

December 19, 2018

It’s never easy selecting the year’s top 10 events in the world of astronomy but we’ve done our best! Read on for a selection of some of our favourite events of 2018. 1. Super Blue Blood...Read More