Astronomy: The Changing View of our Solar System

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.


School Student$15minimum cost $240
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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
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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