The First Quarter Moon

Astronomy: Changes in the Sky

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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