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
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
Stardome educator, Josh Kirkley, dives into the exciting topic of our search for life outside of Earth.
Earth has always been the stand out planet in our Solar System. Not only are...Read More
This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual.
Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More
Stardome educator, David Britten, breaks down how science educators can help explain the (almost!) unexplainable.
The subject of black holes has a fascination that attracts children and adults...Read More
Matariki gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the Maori new year with friends and whanau. This year you will find a range of different events and celebrations across the...Read More
In a ground-breaking announcement from NASA, the Martian rover, Curiosity, has discovered organic molecules on the surface of Mars. The Curiosity Rover was launched in 2011 and has spent the...Read More
Here at Stardome, we watch Rocket Lab and their every move like a hawk. We love knowing what’s going on in the world of space exploration and innovation and this interest skyrockets when some of...Read More