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Matariki Lights at the Stardome

Mark Matariki by gazing up into the night sky during this immersive show of light and sound.
By Sarah Templeton
June 20, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
June 20, 2022

The Stardome is celebrating Matariki every evening this week with a fully immersive outdoor light show. Running every 10 minutes from 6.30pm-7.30pm each night this week (and until 9pm on Friday and Saturday) attendees will be treated to a dazzling display of pillars of light shooting into the night sky — a nod to the fires traditionally lit on Matariki.

There's no need to book for this free, family-friendly show — just turn up on the front lawn on any evening up until Saturday, June 25. As part of the show, the Stardome will be opening its doors free of charge for a 10-minute kōrero from a Stardome presenter about the stars' significance to Matariki.

If you're keen to head in during the day, the Stardrome is also running a free open day on Friday, June 24, so you can drop in and make the most of the country's first Matariki public holiday.


Top image: Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

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