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Apollo 11: 50 Years

July 11, 2019

Celebrating a defining moment in history On July 20 1969, the world waited with bated breath (600 million tuning in; a total of 1/5th of the population at the time) as Neil Armstrong descended...Read More

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko

Scott Kelly is Coming Home!

March 1, 2016

A year (actually 341 days) of orbiting at an average of 370km above Earth aboard the International Space Station is finally coming to a close for American astronaut Scott Kelly. Over the past 12...Read More

Meet an astronaut

Meet An Astronaut!

October 8, 2013

Looking for something exciting to do in Auckland? NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins will be giving a talk titled “History of human spaceflight” at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium on 19th...Read More

Suit up for Extra Vehicular Activity

Become An Astronaut!

July 20, 2013

10, 9, 8, 7…Lift off! What does it take to become an Astronaut? Nerves of steel? Peak physical fitness? Supreme bravery? Stardome Observatory & Planetarium are giving your kids the...Read More