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Longest Near-total Lunar Eclipse In Aotearoa In Over 800 Years

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 9:41 am | Stardome Observatory

The Moon will turn red this week in a near-total lunar eclipse - and it will be the longest partial lunar eclipse that is fully visible from Aotearoa in more than 800 years. More >>

Christmas Comes Early For Kiwi Stargazers

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:11 am | Stardome Observatory

Kiwi stargazers are in for an early Christmas treat as the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, appear at their closest since Galileo was alive 400 years ago. Known as a Great Conjunction, the two planets will be visibly at their ... More >>

Young Kiwi Astro-photographer Shoots For The Stars

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 8:32 am | Stardome Observatory

Matariki by Josh Kirkley. The stars are aligning for up-and-coming Auckland-based astro-photographer Josh Kirkley (Kāi Tahu). During lockdown, one of his images was picked up by NASA and shared on the space agency’s Instagram to its 59.2 million ... More >>

Stardome Wins New Zealand Museum Award

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:28 pm | Stardome Observatory

Last night Stardome Observatory and Planetarium and Locales won the Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology category at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards in recognition for the new displays installed at Stardome in October 2016. More >>

‘Matariki Dawn’ Show Rises Again at Stardome

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:09 pm | Stardome Observatory

This year on June 6, as the first crescent Moon rose after the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster in the dawn sky, the Matariki Festival began. As part of the celebrations, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is screening the popular ‘Matariki ... More >>

Stardome Welcomes New Board Appointment

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:02 pm | Stardome Observatory

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to welcome a new trustee to the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. More >>

Stardome Announces New Board Appointment

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 2:17 pm | Stardome Observatory

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to announce that a new trustee has joined the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. More >>

Stardome Customers Deliver Christmas joy

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 11:09 am | Stardome Observatory

This Christmas, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium customers gave back in a big way with the inaugural ‘Great Christmas Giveback’. More >>

Stardome Announces New Board Appointments

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:20 pm | Stardome Observatory

Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is pleased to announce three new trustees to be appointed to the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust board. Sarah Stuart, Conor Roberts and Diana Patchett are set to join the Stardome board due to member ... More >>

New Christmas Charity Campaign at Stardome

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:18 pm | Stardome Observatory

This Christmas, Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is setting its sights on Earth with the inaugural ‘Great Christmas Giveback’. More >>

Lunar Eclipse – the Sequel

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 10:59 am | Stardome Observatory

If cloud hampered your last opportunity to watch the Moon disappear, you’re in luck. The Solar System is providing Kiwis with another spectacular view of a lunar eclipse, weather permitting of course. More >>

The Science Behind a New Zealand Celebration

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:22 am | Stardome Observatory

Astronomy has ancient connections to cultures around the world, including New Zealand. This month, New Zealanders can celebrate their own connection with the stars with the rise of a very special star cluster and the beginning of the Māori New Year. More >>

How Many Stars do You See at Night?

Friday, 23 May 2014, 3:33 pm | Stardome Observatory

From a young age, New Zealanders are taught to be ‘Tidy Kiwis’. Incorrect disposal of litter is frowned upon and early on we learn the impact of not valuing the environment around us. But there’s another type of pollution happening in New Zealand that ... More >>

Comet ISON, an incoming sun-grazing comet

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 2:50 pm | Stardome Observatory

Comet ISON is presently approaching the sun and being closely monitored by astronomers around the world. The reason for the special interest is that it will pass only 1.165 million kilometres above the solar surface on 29 November this year and has the potential ... More >>

New ways to see the Universe

Friday, 11 October 2013, 12:55 pm | Stardome Observatory

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium in One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland is about to have a major upgrade to the technology which operates and drives its Planetarium. After the upgrade Stardome will have world leading technology which will give Aucklanders ... More >>

School Holiday Space Academy at Stardome

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 5:09 pm | Stardome Observatory

Space Academy has come to Auckland these holidays with an out-of-this world adventure for kids to enjoy at Stardome. More >>

School Holiday Fun At Stardome

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 5:28 pm | Stardome Observatory

T Minus 10, 9, 8, 7…Lift off!   What does it take to become an Astronaut?  Nerves of steel?  Peak physical fitness?  Supreme bravery?  Stardome Observatory & Planetarium are giving your kids the opportunity to find out exactly what it takes ... More >>

Magical Matariki

Monday, 10 June 2013, 1:36 pm | Stardome Observatory

The cluster of stars known as Matariki in New Zealand are a prominent sight in the night sky from most parts of the globe, and they hold special significance to different cultures worldwide. More >>

Asteroid makes near-earth flyby

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 7:06 pm | Stardome Observatory

Astronomers at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory and Planetarium will watch with interest this week as a small asteroid whizzes closely past Earth, entering New Zealand skies very early on Saturday morning. It’s definitely not on a collision course, ... More >>

Stunning solar eclipse visible over NZ 14/11/12

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 5:49 pm | Stardome Observatory

On the morning of the 14th November 2012 all of New Zealand will be treated to a fine partial eclipse of the Sun. An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon passes directly between Earth and the Sun casting a shadow on the Earth. More >>