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Europa alien planet for life

Europa – A Promising Alien World

13 Jul 2018

Stardome educator, Josh Kirkley, dives into the exciting topic of our search for life outside of... Read more

Mars at Opposition Mad About Mars Science Fiction Movie Night

What’s happening with Mars?

10 Jul 2018

This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it... 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

New Show Winter Stories in the Sky planetarium show

NEW SHOW: Winter Stories in the Sky

May 7, 2018

Education Manager, Vanessa Rancour, has invested many hours into the development of a new, Stardome produced planetarium show.  As one of the educators here at Stardome, I get a lot of...Read More

Solar Eclipse

Involving Schools in Live Events

April 10, 2018

Astronomy Educator, David Britten, discusses his experience attending the 2017 Solar Eclipse and how schools can get better involved in these stellar, live events.  obscuratio solis     ...Read More

Yuri's Night - five Russian Space Facts

Read up on Russia

April 4, 2018

Russia is well represented in space history as the first nation to successfully put the first object into orbit and the first person into space. Despite their well-known achievements, there is a...Read More