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Introduction to Astronomy October 2023

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Milky Way

Our Home Galaxy

by Chris Benton

The Milky Way, our cosmic home, is an immense spiral galaxy containing billions of stars, planets and celestial wonders. Discover the overall structure and dimensions of the Milky Way, including its central supermassive black hole and extensive dark matter halo in which the galaxy is embedded. Join us and prepare for a journey through our galactic neighbourhood while exploring the birthplaces of new stars.


October 2
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dr Chris Benton


Stardome Observatory
670 Manukau Rd, Epsom
Auckland, 1345 New Zealand
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