Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2018

19 Dec 2018

It’s never easy selecting the year’s top 10 events in the world of astronomy but we’ve... Read more

Women in Science Part 1

A Universe Discovered Through Defining Women: Part 1

13 Dec 2018

Vanessa Rancour is Stardome's Education Manager and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from... Read more

Meet the Team: John Stardome

Meet the Team: John

December 5, 2018

John Rowe is one of Stardome's Astronomy Educators, as well as a part-time public programmes presenter. You may have seen him leading a class of students through Space Room learning sessions and...Read More

Astronomy Blog

Astronomy and Harry Potter

November 22, 2018

Stardome educator, David Britten, explores some of the not so known facts about a very well known series.  Since my recent education resource about the names of stars was posted on our website,...Read More

Stardome Board Appointment

Stardome Announces Trust Board Changes

November 15, 2018

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to welcome two new trustees to the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust Board. Cadence Kaumoana and Geoff Lamb are set to join the Board due...Read More

Mysterious Moons and Latest Discoveries Jupiter Blog Post

Mysterious Moons & Latest Discoveries

October 12, 2018

Over millenia the Moon has been the focus of countless songs, poems, stories - romantic, scary, and everything in between. This bright silvery orb has fired the human imagination since the very...Read More

First Man blog post

Fifty Years Ago…

October 3, 2018

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Programme’s first successful outer space launch. October 11, 1968 marks NASA’s first successful mission to space, Apollo 7. This was...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