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“See the stars!”

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium
Ranked #45 of 271 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern hemisphere night sky at Stardome. Discover the history and significance to New Zealanders of prominent constellations like the Southern Cross and Matariki, in a live presentation. The sky of the Southern Hemisphere contains beautiful star clusters, gas cloud nebulae and star patterns that can only be seen from this latitude. Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s southern night sky at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“See the stars!”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

A relaxing show explaining everything that you would want to know about stars - excellent for budding star gazers.

Visited May 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Educational and fun”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

A great place to go and visit to learn about and see the stars. The staff are great teachers and happily explain things. I suggest going to one of the shows and you get to go into the theatre with the chairs that lean right back so you can look at the sky as you are told all about them.

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Planetarium shows make a special night out.”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

A great, comfortable and dry way to see the wonders of the night sky in a variety of different ways.

Perfect for a special occasion or even to take tourists as a new experience.

You can go every month and have a new experience every time.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Starry Night”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I organised a night time school trip of 160 people, The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The planetarium videos were awesome. giving you such a vivid experience and pitched at the right level. Being able to use the telescopes was a memorable experience. Seeing saturn and its rings and taking pictures of the moon through a big telescope was a real bonus.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, passionate about sharing the wonders of the sky with you. Great shows and events very reasonably priced.

Visited December 2012
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