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The Sun is Exploding!

April 29, 2020

Or so went the theories of an enthusiastic band of pre-schoolers as reported by their teacher.   Were they correct? Well, yes! And no. The Sun is indeed exploding - in fact it is...Read More

String of UFOs over New Zealand?

February 28, 2020

Recently there have been many sightings, here in Aotearoa and around the world, of strange lights in the sky... Are they UFOs or something more easily explained?   These sightings have been...Read More

Then and Now: Observing the Universe

February 3, 2020

Since Galileo first gazed up at the night sky in 1610, astronomers have been observing and recording what they saw. Galileo’s drawings of our Moon, the planets, and stars were some of the first...Read More

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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

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

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

Solar System Grand Tour Anniversary

April 11, 2019

LOOKING BACK 40 YEARS David Britten March 5th marked 40 years since the Voyager 1 flyby of Jupiter in 1979. This was a landmark accomplishment in space exploration. The sister craft Voyager 2...Read More