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Astronomy: The 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 use a projection telescope to prove that a day is 24-hours long, and an in-house designed augmented reality app to explore planets. Learners will also arrange 3D models to explain the phases of the Moon and, if weather permits, they 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 our understanding of the solar system has changed throughout history using Sydney Observatory’s digital planetarium.

Please note: 5:00 pm session is only available May through July, 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm sessions only available April through September.

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
ST3-1VAshows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities
ST3-4WSinvestigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations
ST3-8ESdescribes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system
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