Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2016

8 Dec 2016

Every year incredible observations, discoveries and unexpected surprises occur in the world of... Read more

Colonel Searfoss visits Stardome

22 Oct 2016

Last night (Friday 21 October) Stardome customers and space fans were treated to a talk from... Read more

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: 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

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!

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

Meet the Team: Danut

June 20, 2016 | stardome

You may have spotted some of Danut’s images on our Facebook or Instagram. He loves taking pictures of the Sun and frequently helps out at our open days. How long have you worked/volunteered...Read More

Mars Moves Into Opposition

April 27, 2016 | stardome

In May, look up at the night sky and wave “hello” to Mars. The “Red Planet” will be at opposition on 22 May, bringing it to within 75.3 million km of Earth, the closest it has been since...Read More

Pale Blue Dot Day

April 24, 2016 | stardome

Each year, on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a special day to honour the best planet in the entire universe! It’s also a day to appreciate our small and fragile oasis in space. From over...Read More