Meteor Shower

Sparkling lights in the sky herald the Christmas season

29 Nov 2017

If the cold is a deterrent to spending time under the night sky, see if you can use the coming... Read more

2018 New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook

The New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2018 Launches

27 Nov 2017

It's hit the shelves! This year was a big one in the world of astronomy and space science.... Read more

BfM Spaced Out Radio

Spaced Out! Stardome on 95bFM

November 14, 2017

The Stardome-sponsored ‘Spaced Out’ show has been running on bFM for more than six years. This 10-minute radio segment features astronomy educator David Britten discussing current events and...Read More

The Great Christmas Giveback

The Great Christmas Giveback Returns!

November 7, 2017

Christmas can be a stressful time of year, not only for individuals and families, but also for the charitable organisations that support those in need. For the fourth year, Stardome has connected...Read More

Stardome Board Appointment

Stardome Announces New Board Appointment

November 2, 2017

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to announce that a new trustee has joined the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. James Hawes has been appointed to the Stardome...Read More

The Farthest Film Stardome Lates

One of Humankind’s Greatest Achievements

October 18, 2017

From the invention of the wheel to splitting an atom; from modern medicine to stepping foot on the Moon, humankind has indeed accomplished some incredible feats. One achievement that sits near the...Read More

Meet the Team: Josh

Meet the Team: Josh

October 13, 2017

Josh Kirkley is a creature of the night. He stays up late and rises early, all in search of getting that perfect astrophotography shot. Josh boasts an Instagram page with over 15k followers, and...Read More

Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel Prize in Physics Announced

October 4, 2017

On October 3, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to physicists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their direct detection of gravitational...Read More

Asteroid Approaching

Approaching Asteroid

September 28, 2017

This October 12, an approaching asteroid, delightfully named 2012 TC4, will safely pass by Earth. Earlier this year NASA announced that this would be used as a test of their planetary defence...Read More