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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

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

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

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

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 10 Astronomical Events of 2018

December 19, 2018

It’s never easy selecting the year’s top 10 events in the world of astronomy but we’ve done our best! Read on for a selection of some of our favourite events of 2018. 1. Super Blue Blood...Read More

Mars Dust Storm Blog Post

A Monster on Mars

August 1, 2018

Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More

Dark Sky Sanctuary

Dark Sky Celebrations on Great Barrier Island

August 29, 2017

Sitting on Auckland's doorstep, beautiful Great Barrier Island recently became a designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The island is only one of three sanctuaries in the world, which meant...Read More