Discover the fun of stargazing
People have always been fascinated by the stars.
From ancient times they have looked up at the night sky and imagined legends, myths and monsters.
Today we have identified and labelled most of the constellations we see above us. We continue to increase our knowledge of the stars as new objects and patterns are discovered.
More powerful telescopes allow us to peer deeper into space and measure tiny shifts in light waves to gather data and analyse it.
Astronomy is one of the sciences where amateurs have made a large contribution to the knowledge base.
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is keen to encourage more people to stargaze, which is why they are taking telescopes out to the people.
February sees Stardome team up with the free ‘Movies in Parks’ events to add free telescope viewing (weather permitting) at these events:
Friday February 11 – Fort Takapuna, Devonport 7.30-10.30pm – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday February 12 – Fort Takapuna, Devonport 7.30-10.30pm – Boy
Friday February 18 – Lynn Reserve, Glenfield 7.30-10.30pm – The Lovely Bones
Saturday February 19 – Lynn Reserve, Glenfield 7.30-10.30pm – Under the Mountain
Friday February 25 – Collins Park, Greenhithe 7.30-10.30pm – Home by Christmas
Saturday February 26 – Collins Park, Greenhithe 7.30-10.30pm – Predicament
Wednesday March 2 – Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough 7.30-10.30pm – Avatar
Thursday March 3 – Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough 7.30-10.30pm – Boy.
Just roll up on these nights and take advantage of this great opportunity.
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The Stardome team will be happy to answer questions and talk you through what is visible each night.
You will come away inspired!
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, phone 624-1246. www.stardome.org.nz. 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak. Date with the stars: Great movies and stargazing come together with Movies in Parks and Stardome’s free February ‘stardates’.