The First Quarter Moon

Astronomy: Changes in the Sky

Only until December 2019 Sydney Observatory Book Tickets

Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program, where they will use real astronomy tools to uncover changes in the sky. This hands-on workshop will see learners use a projection telescope to show that the Sun moves and use this to work out the length of the day with our help. They will explore the short-term changes in the sky, the appearance and movement of the stars, and phases of the Moon in our recently upgraded digital planetarium. An in-house augmented reality app is used to investigate cycles of day and night in spectacular detail. If weather permits, learners will even look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky.

Please note: 5:00 pm session only available May through July, 6:30 pm session only available April through September.


Learner$1590 minute program
Session$240 minimum
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Sydney Observatory venue page, including:

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Learning Resources

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
ST1-1VAshows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities
ST1-4WSinvestigates questions and predictions by collecting and recording data, sharing and reflecting on their experiences and comparing what they and others know
ST1-8ESdescribes some observable changes that occur in the sky and landscape
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