• The First Quarter Moon

Astronomy: Changes in the Sky

Learning Areas Science Technology

Learners will dive deep into space during this program, where they will use real astronomy tools to uncover the secrets of the solar system. This hands-on workshop will see your class use a projection telescope to show that the Sun moves, and explore the short term changes in the sky using Sydney Observatory’s digital planetarium. Learners will also use an in-house designed augmented reality app to investigate the changing shape of the Moon and determine its phase on their birthday. If weather permits, learners will even look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky – who knows, they might spot Mars! In addition, your class will also explore how humans’ understanding of the solar system has changed throughout history using the Observatory’s digital planetarium.

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