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Stardome and its team have been sharing a love of space from its premises in Auckland’s One Tree Hill Domain since 1967. A place of exploration, research and sharing of knowledge Stardome has been regularly open for public viewing evenings and daytime visits for school trips ever since. If you went to school in Auckland or the surrounding area you probably remember your first trip to Stardome as a kid. In 1997, NZ’s first and still largest Planetarium theatre was constructed and opened on the site.
Stardome is a unique and fun learning adventure for the whole family. Its space gallery and exhibits are free to enter, and the multi-media Planetarium shows featuring astronauts, black holes and everything else outer space-related are presented in the Planetarium every night Wednesday to Sunday and on weekend afternoons. Stardome Observatory and Planetarium is located in the beautiful One Tree Hill Domain, at the base of One Tree Hill, Maungakiekie - one of Auckland's most prominent volcanic cones and natural landmarks.
Friday, 22 May 2015
Stellar Refurbishment at Stardome
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium recently received a mini-makeover by way of a galactic-inspired refurbishment.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Lunar Eclipse – the Sequel
If cloud hampered your last opportunity to watch the Moon disappear, you’re in luck.
Monday, 30 June 2014
The Science Behind a New Zealand Celebration
Astronomy has ancient connections to cultures around the world, including New Zealand.
Friday, 23 May 2014
Star Light, Star Bright - How Many Stars do You See at Night?
From a young age, New Zealanders are taught to be 'Tidy Kiwis'.
Monday, 7 April 2014
April Astronomy Highlights – it's a Busy Month in the Skies
April is a month packed with notable astronomy events – so mark these dates in your diary!
Anniversary of First Human in Space
On April 12, 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to make the daring journey into outer space.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Live from Space - live from Stardome
Over 130 space fans gathered at Stardome this weekend (15 March), braving the weather to watch a live stream from the International Space Station.