27-11- 14 Astronomy for teachers: a minds-on workshop!

6pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 27 November, 2014
Arrive 5:30pm for refreshments
Suitable for Teachers (Years 1-10)

An astronomy session in one of the telescope domesParticipate in an evening workshop designed to hone your teaching skills and knowledge in astronomy, physics and dreamtime astronomy. This workshop suits primary and secondary teachers and has been developed in partnership with the Teachers’ Guild of NSW and co-ordinated by Dr Fred Osman.

Sydney Observatory’s large telescope in the dome and a small portable telescope will be used to familiarise teachers with this technology and each teacher will receive a planisphere (star map) and shown how to use this. You will be divided appropriately into small groups and have an astronomy guide for each component.

The format for the evening is:
5:30pm Refreshments
6pm Safe Solar Viewing through telescopes followed by 3D Space Theatre program focussing on the Solar System, and our Sun (30 minutes)
7:15pm Virtual sky experience and Dreamtime Planetarium led by an Aboriginal Guide in the Sydney Planetarium
7:45pm ‘Telescopes’ the new 3D Space Theatre show
8pm Telescope viewing of the night sky using portable telescopes and binoculars.
8:30pm Dinner in the Rocks at Lucetta will be a separate charge but a great opportunity to discuss the workshop. To reserve dinner email Dr Fred Osman directly.

Cost: $20 per teacher (includes refreshments on arrival and planisphere).
Bookings and pre-payments are essential. BOOK ONLINE.

For enquiries phone 02 9921 3485.

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