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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

Solar Viewing Stardome

See the Sun

January 15, 2018

At our Stellar Summer Days –  School Holiday programme, we have been learning all about stars, sunlight and solar energy.  One of our activities has been using home-made solar 'pinhole'...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