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Saturn: King of Moons

October 15, 2019

Jupiter has recently been stripped of its title of having the most known moons at a count of 79, when astronomers discovered 20 new moons orbiting the planet Saturn. This brings Saturn’s known...Read More

A Great Barrier Island Getaway

October 9, 2019

Stardome’s Marketing Assistant, Nashi Janlar, took a few days off last month to explore every avid stargazers’ dream destination; Aotea Great Barrier Island! Whether you’re off for to see...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

First Man blog post

Fifty Years Ago…

October 3, 2018

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Programme’s first successful outer space launch. October 11, 1968 marks NASA’s first successful mission to space, Apollo 7. This was...Read More

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

A Super Special Sighting

January 10, 2018

There has been considerable coverage on all things lunar-related recently, and this Moon-Madness isn’t quite finished yet.   On 31 January, we will be treated to a rare celestial event...Read More

Blue Planet II

Even the Best

December 22, 2017

I’ve watched, admired, enjoyed and been greatly educated by the numerous natural history productions with David Attenborough over more decades than I’d like to admit. They’ve taken me to...Read More

Total solar eclipse

Everything on the Eclipse

July 31, 2017

It will be one of the most photographed and talked about celestial events of the year, so what is it and how can we be a part of it from New Zealand? Let’s talk everything on the eclipse. On...Read More

Conjunction of Venus, Mars and the Moon

Conjunction of Venus, Mars and Moon

February 19, 2015

Just after sunset on February 21st and 22nd, our two closest neighbours– Venus and Mars – will pass close by each other near the western horizon. The two bright planets will be observable...Read More

Chang’e 5-T1 capsule

First Lunar Return Mission in Four Decades

November 4, 2014

News of a successful Chinese lunar return mission has been lost amidst the glare of private US space set-backs. Reports of the first Chinese return flight to the Moon have been overshadowed by the...Read More