The Christmas Tree Star Cluster is 2,700 light-years away. But don’t worry, the gifts for under your Christmas tree are far, far closer. The Stardome Shop is filled to the brim with gifts for budding scientists, stargazers, stocking stuffers or that certain someone who has everything. Come by this holiday season for a one-stop shop – open during Stardome hours.
The Stardome shop has a wide range of fun puzzles, toys and books for space explorers young and old. Our book collection includes useful reference books, fun kids space stories and The New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook. We also stock Star Wars and LEGO products and don’t forget your astronaut icecream!
Science-lovers will love our range of science kits with solar-powered robots, tornado makers and rocket making kits. There’s kits of all sizes and all levels of difficulty and make great gifts for birthdays or christmas.
For serious stargazing check out our selection of high-quality telescopes and binoculars. Our telescopes range includes models for beginners looking to explore the night sky from the backyard, and more powerful telescopes for experienced telescope operators.
Each year, the New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook highlights the events, discoveries and exploration of the night sky. Get your copy from the Stardome shop.
Find out what’s in the latest edition here.