Welcome to Milky-Way.Kiwi

There’s a 2 billion dollars-valued space industry right now in New Zealand. Space, the final frontier is finally here. We are very excited to be part of this new era. 

Milky-Way.Kiwi started in 2009 when Haritina put together New Zealand’s first astrophotography magazine Milky Way Kiwi.

It then turned into an astronomy and space blog for a while and was reinvented in 2017, when Samuel joined the team. Since then, we have been building a New Zealand cosmic source of astronomy news, space exploration and stargazing, celebrating space for Kiwis. #yeswespace

We take a Kiwi perspective on the world news, look for “what’s in it for New Zealand” and use our knowledge and expertise to bring space closer to the public here in the country with the most beautiful night sky in the world (when is not raining).

Some of the things  that keep us up at night (except for stargazing) are the following questions: Are we alone? What is life? What is the future of humankind? When are we going to Mars? 

“Space exploration is not about rockets, abstract physics or growing plants on the Moon. It is about the people who are interested in all these subjects, about curiosity and new frontiers.”

- Milky-Way.Kiwi

If we can, you can too

We want to let people know that every single one of us can make a difference.

Here are three things that you can do right now to start making a difference:

Tell everyone that we are literally made of stardust. 

Turn off the light when you not using it to protect the environment from light pollution. 

Look up and appreciate the Universe.

Our team

From the Southern Hemisphere, Haritina Mogoșanu and Samuel  Leske write about all things space. Peter Detterline is our Northern Hemisphere correspondent, keeping an eye on the heavens there.




Guest writers

We are happy to have people write for us. If you are interested, drop us a line.

Holly McClellan – Guest writer

Kia ora! My name is Holly McClelland. I have loved Astronomy Since I was young and love to share my interest and passion for Astronomy with people. This has led me to studying at the University of Canterbury, being an astronomy guide and observing on research telescopes.