Te Marama: The Moon | International Observe the Moon Night
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Join us for International Observe the Moon Night at Stardome.
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to space science and human culture. Be part of this annual event that connects us all to our beautiful little satellite.
A 30 minute show in our immersive indoor dome planetarium show will show you more about Te Marama / The Moon, exploring how it came to be, how it impacts life here on earth, its phases, and the maramataka (Māori lunar calendar).
Weather permitting, we’ll have our courtyard telescopes in action to view the moon, all evening until 10.30pm.
The entrance gate to One Tree Hill Domain is open to incoming vehicles until 9pm (you can exit at any time).
For more information about International Observe the Moon Night, visit:
$15 Adults, $12 Child/Senior, $13 Student, Family $50 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
LITTLE Q & As
My kid can’t stop saying “I WANT IT”!
Sometimes our children can sound like a broken record wanting and, needing everything in sight! It is times like this when can find ourselves going a bit crazy wanting to run from all the demands. One major tip to help avoid this, is teaching your child the difference between ‘want and need’. By explaining to your child there is a big difference between “I need a drink” or “I want a toy”, you will help your child understand when it’s the right time to ask for something and, hopefully will diminish the list of requirements for you!
Is your kid nose-picker?
Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
My child can’t stop saying rude words! What do I do?
As parents we all will experience our children saying rude words, whether it is as small as be saying ‘poo’, or screaming a swear word in the middle of a supermarket. No matter the circumstance, it is our job as parents to teach the child what is acceptable language to use. When your child uses these inappropriate words you can…
1. Firmly explain this is a bad word and “we don’t use that word in this house”.
2. Set a rule that if this word is used again, there will be a punishment.
3. Ask if they understand this discussion you two have just had.