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April Stargazing

Planets on a Platter and a Side Salad of Stars

12 Apr 2018

For millennia, humankind have looked to the night skies and simply wondered. In a way, the... Read more

Solar Eclipse

Involving Schools in Live Events

10 Apr 2018

Astronomy Educator, David Britten, discusses his experience attending the 2017 Solar Eclipse and... 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

Stellar Content APS

A Weekend of Stellar Content

February 22, 2018

Education Manager, Vanessa Rancour, reports on her recent visit to Otago for the Australasian Planetarium Society (APS) conference. We admit a planetarium conference may not sound that exciting to...Read More

JunoCam at Jupiter

A Mission for the Public, By the Public

February 2, 2018

As you are reading this, there is currently a small spacecraft out in space called Juno. Juno is orbiting the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. A fitting name, considering Juno is...Read More

Solar Viewing Stardome

See the Sun

January 15, 2018

At our Stellar Summer Days –  School Holiday programme, we have been learning all about stars, sunlight and solar energy.  One of our activities has been using home-made solar 'pinhole'...Read More

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

A Super Special Sighting

January 10, 2018

There has been considerable coverage on all things lunar-related recently, and this Moon-Madness isn’t quite finished yet.   On 31 January, we will be treated to a rare celestial event...Read More

Blue Planet II

Even the Best

December 22, 2017

I’ve watched, admired, enjoyed and been greatly educated by the numerous natural history productions with David Attenborough over more decades than I’d like to admit. They’ve taken me to...Read More

Stardome blog

Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2017

December 20, 2017

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 2017.   1. Cassini Ended a...Read More