News -

Volcanism in the Solar System

January 15, 2020

New Zealanders were recently reminded why our country is known as ‘the land of fire and ice’ after the Whakaari/White Island eruption which tragically took the lives of many who were visiting...Read More

2020 Foresight: Coming up This Year

January 7, 2020

2019 was an exhilarating year for space-related events (have a read of our top 10 events from the past 12 months here), and things are only looking up as we launch into 2020 for another excellent...Read More

Stardome blog

10 Astronomical Events From 2019

December 22, 2019

Selecting only ten events from the past year is always a hard task - space science and exploration is just so exciting and fast-paced that there is always something going on, or something about to...Read More

Eric Jackson in Memoriam

December 11, 2019

Last month Auckland lost a true champion of science for young people. In particular, Eric Jackson worked tirelessly for forty years in the development and promotion of daytime astronomy in...Read More

Artemis, Apollo’s Twin Sister

September 11, 2019

We choose to go back to the Moon Along with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, NASA has announced plans to go back to the Moon – and this time it's to stay. The name of this...Read More

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

Happy Solstice!

June 18, 2019

The concept of solstices and equinoxes can sometimes be a little confusing but this blog and our Stories in the Sky show series helps break it down for you. Every year in June between the...Read More

Top Five Premium Stargazing Apps

May 29, 2019

Looking to take your stargazing to another level? Any space-loving backyard astronomer should have a trusted sky map to reference when stargazing or peering through the viewfinder of their...Read More