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New Show at Stardome – Capturing the Cosmos

27 Feb 2017

Stardome has a new fulldome planetarium show starting in March, made by the team at the... Read more

Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like.

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

23 Feb 2017

This morning we woke to exciting news that NASA has discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting... Read more

Bruce Springsteen asteroid

Out in the Night – Asteroid Springsteen

February 20, 2017 | stardome

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

Top 10 astronomical events for 2016

Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2016

December 8, 2016 | stardome

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 at Stardome

Colonel Searfoss visits Stardome

October 22, 2016 | stardome

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

What's happening at Stardome

What’s Happening at Stardome?

October 3, 2016 | stardome

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

Meet the Team: Vanessa

October 1, 2016 | stardome

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 | stardome

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

Juno arrives at Jupiter

Juno Arrives at Jupiter!

July 1, 2016 | stardome

This week a spacecraft on a five-year journey will finally arrive at its destination. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft was launched on August 5th, 2011 from Cape Canaveral and will arrive at Jupiter this...Read More

Asteroid Day

June 27, 2016 | stardome

Thursday 30th of June marks Asteroid Day, a relatively new annual global awareness movement that encourages people to come together to learn about asteroids and the potential impact effect on our...Read More