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 study the phases of the Moon and eclipses through the use of an in-house designed augmented reality app. Learners will also step inside Sydney Observatory’s digital planetarium where they will explore how our understanding of the solar system has changed throughout history, and look for evidence for heliocentricity. If weather permits, learners will even look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky – who knows what they’ll discover!
Please note: 5:00 pm session only available May through July, 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm sessions only available April through September.
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NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|SC4-12ES||describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system|
|SC4-1VA||appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them|
|SC4-4WS||identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge|
|SC4-7WS||processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions|