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Astronomy: The Changing View of our Solar System

Only until December 2019 Sydney Observatory Enquire Now

Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program where they examine the clockwork nature of the Solar System. This hands-on workshop will see learners explain predictable phenomena on Earth such as eclipses using an in-house designed augmented reality app. Inside the recently upgraded digital planetarium 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 look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky.

For added value why not consider a 45 minute Australian Indigenous Astronomy add-on program that looks at the astronomy of the Boorong community of the Wergaia Nation from what is now considered to be north western Victoria.

Please note: 5:00 pm session is available May through to July, 6:30 pm is available April through to September and 8:30pm is available all year.



School Student$1590 minute session
Session$240 minimum
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Learning Resources

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
SC4-12ESdescribes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system
SC4-1VAappreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
SC4-4WSidentifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge
SC4-7WSprocesses and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
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