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Astronomy: The Solar System

Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program, where they will use real astronomy tools to uncover the beauty of the Solar System. They will use an in-house designed augmented reality app to explore our family of planets in spectacular detail and measure out a scale model to demonstrate the vast distances involved. A professional telescope will show objects in the sky, weather permitting they will also explore how our understanding of the Solar System has changed throughout history using the recently upgraded digital planetarium. Learners will conduct a basic experiment in which they collect data and use it to show the length of a day on Earth is 24 hours.

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