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“These guys are committed to their mission!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stardome & the Auckland Observatory

Stardome & the Auckland Observatory
PO Box 24 180 Royal Oak | One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 624 1246
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Ranked #22 of 106 attractions in Auckland
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“These guys are committed to their mission!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Stardome is a top-notch public astronomy outreach facility because the staff and volunteers appear to take their jobs seriously and really care about helping the public learn about astronomy, They also support serious astronomical microgravity research around NZ and are keen about keeping up-to-date on science and technology related to astronomy. And it is obvious that they also are well-versed on the topic of historical astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Sydney Observatory could take some queues from the Stardome staff on how to run a great public outreach program!

Visited November 2012
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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Only place to experience the Stars up close.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This was very interesting and informative. Where else would you get to see the stars up close. The observatory is very educational and a good place to take the kids.

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Auckland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great place to take them 8 year old explorers, My son loved it the place is so full of information and has a settings in the park around trees and a play ground.

Visited August 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stardome - great for events”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Our organisation held our annual conference and gathering at the Stardome. This was a fantastic venue and I can't compliment Deanna enough for her help, efficiency and willingness to go the extra mile to help us organise the weekend.

The facilities at the Stardome are great and it was the perfect option for our group. The planetarium show was definitely a big buzz for our members.

I would definitely recommend the Stardome as a venue for your next event.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Star Gazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

So easy to get to and such a well set up place for an amateur such as myself to learn about the stars. Great staff

Visited September 2012
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