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17 August 2017

8 - 9pm

Venue: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Location: One Tree Hill, Manukau Road, Royal Oak

Host: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Cost: $25 (includes refreshments)

Contact info: Online or phone bookings are essential.

Contact email: Phone: 09 624 1246


Dr JJ Eldridge, Department of Physics

In 1998 Google was launched, and pub quizzes were changed forever. Showing that humans are naturally curious, Google processes a whopping 40,000 queries every second.

While Google is the ultimate question answerer and argument ender, there is something to be said for hearing an expert explain their area of knowledge and passion in person.

This month, Stardome is hosting the University of Auckland’s astrophysicist and senior lecturer Dr JJ Eldridge, who will be talking about stars in their death throes.

JJ studied for their PhD in astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and has completed postdoctoral research at the Institut d’Astrophysics de Paris, Queen’s University Belfast and the Institute of Astronomy.

Visitors will get to ask all the questions they’ve ever wanted to about stars, the sun, astrophysics and as a self-proclaimed sci-fi addict JJ can answer questions about how true the science-fiction can be.

After question time, lean back in the reclining seats and take in the 360-degree view of the stars with a special planetarium show. 

The Stardome Lates Ask Me Anything nights are $25 per person and includes snacks and a glass of wine or beer (18 years and over, ID required).

Bookings are essential. Book at or call 09 624 1246.