Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

New Zealand’s southern hemisphere sky contains beautiful star clusters, gas cloud nebulae and star patterns that can only be seen from this latitude. Stardome will share with you the legends and stories of these celestial bodies, and show you how to find them in the night sky.

Contact details

One Tree Hill Domain
Royal Oak

(09) 624 1246

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Opening hours


Tuesday to Friday:

9:30am-4:30pm & 6:30 - 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:
1pm-4:30pm & 6:30 - 9:30pm

What's on offer

Zeiss telescope viewings: $8(available only after 8pm shows on Thu, Fri & Sat)
Wine, cheese and astronomy: $35(Adults only)
General planetarium shows:  Adult $10 / Child $8(Wed-Sun evenings and weekend afternoons)

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