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Astronomy On Tap

Ticket Information

  • General Admission: $45.00 each
  • Buy Tickets – 04 910 3140
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Tue 24 Sep 2024, 8:00pm–10:00pm
  • Tue 29 Oct 2024, 8:00pm–10:00pm
  • Tue 26 Nov 2024, 8:00pm–10:00pm

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Experience the wonders of the Universe and embark on an extraordinary journey with Astronomy on Tap. Travel from Pōneke into the vast depths of space and beyond.

Upon arrival, receive a drink and your first-class inflight snacks. Then sit back and relax in our digital full-dome planetarium as we explore the night sky. Complete your trip through the galaxy with the cash bar and a look through interactive exhibitions.

Whether you’re accompanied by a special someone, a friend, or embarking on a solo adventure, raise your glass to the stars and enjoy the stellar ride.

$45pp | Last Tuesday of every month | 8PM – 10PM | R18 | Space Place

Tuesday 27 August:

Join us this August as we explore the Winter Triangle, featuring the stars Deneb, Altair, and Vega, and uncover the mysteries of Scorpius and other winter constellations. Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of Scorpius and Orion and explore the wonders of Sagittarius and the Galactic Bulge.

Tuesday 24 September:

In September we'll embark on an extraordinary journey through human space exploration. Discover the incredible feats of spacecraft, rovers, and space telescopes that have expanded our understanding of the universe. Learn about the groundbreaking missions that have taken us to new frontiers and the technology that continues to push the boundaries of space exploration.

Tuesday 29 October:

Join us this October for a thrilling Halloween show as we explore the eerie and fascinating phenomena of the cosmos. From bizarre celestial objects to the strange forces at play in the universe, we'll uncover the weird and wonderful aspects of space. And, as a grand finale, we'll delve into the cosmic mysteries surrounding the ultimate fate of the universe. Don't miss this spine-chilling journey through the stars!

Tuesday 26 November:

In the final Astronomy on Tap of the year we will delve into the fascinating life cycle of stars. Learn about the dramatic events that mark the birth, life, and death of these celestial giants. Discover how, in 1054, Chinese astronomers witnessed a bright light in the sky for several weeks—a phenomenon we now recognise as the Crab Nebula Supernova Remnant. Explore the processes that lead to the formation of these incredible remnants and gain a deeper understanding of the universe's stellar life cycles.

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