Kia ora koutou katoa,
With the worrying and uncertain times we are currently facing across our beautiful planet, and the impact it is having and will have on many of you, we want to send a message of tautoko, care and unity.
Our news feeds are currently flooded with so much information that is often difficult to distinguish the legitimate from the click-bait. We commit to you that we will continue to privilege evidence-based science in any of our communication that mentions COVID-19.
During this time we will be continuing to share our love, wonder, and fascination of our planet and the Universe around us through our online platforms, as we always have. Space has always given us a grand sense of fascination, inspiration and humility, which feels particularly important for us all at this time. We will continue to share mātauranga of space with you all as we work through these tough times together.
Those who have flown into space and had the opportunity to see our Earth from above have all reported feeling the same overwhelming sense of connection and unity as a species. There are no borders visible from space, only our one home that we share. For us, it underscores our responsibility to look after each other during these times, and to work together for the benefit of everyone.
Me mahi tahi tātau mo te oranga o te katoa. He waka eke noa. / We must work together for the well-being of all. We are all in this together.
Kia kaha e te whānau.
The Stardome team.