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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

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

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

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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

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

Ghostly Apparitions at Midnight and More

October 24, 2019

Halloween’s approach and passing marks the time of year when a ghostly figure is best visible in our evening sky. Early morning viewers may have been enjoying many hours of possible sightings...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

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