SCHOOLS AND COURSES
You can use the links at left to plan a school visit, apply for an internship or work experience, book an adult astronomy course, or to access our solar system guide.
For handy information about Sydney Observatory day and night astronomy and meteorology school programs, you can download the following:
Astronomy and meteorology education programs (2 pages)
Archaeology programs (2 pages)
Teachers notes for school visits (17 pages)
3-D Space Theatre and planetarium (2 pages)
CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS
You or your students may be interested in contributing to some citizen science projects – from helping to classify galaxies to searching for exploding stars. It takes as little as half an hour and this is REAL SCIENCE that contributes to human understanding of the Universe.
VIDEOS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Sydney Observatory has produced three video playlets – imagined conversations between Galileo Galilei and Caroline Herschel, Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton – which are ideal for school students.
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Bookings can be made for special one-night courses designed to demystify the theory of relativity for Year 11 and/or 12 students in groups of 20 or 40 students at any time of the year. Phone 9921 3485 to book a special session for your group.
Every few months Sydney Observatory offers these sessions on a particular date – which may suit you better if you don’t wish to book a special session for a group of 20 or 40 students. We will provide details of the next session here when it has been arranged.
Cost: $15 students/ adults, $12 members students/adults. Teachers accompanying a minimum of two students are free.
ADULT ASTRONOMY COURSES
Our adult education astronomy programs (some suitable for younger people as well – check course details) range from single sessions to courses run over several weeks. Many are produced and presented by Dr Paul Payne who is well known for his extensive astronomical experience and also for his highly interactive and involving audiovisuals.
As one happy customer emailed:
Hi Paul – My wife and I attended your HSC Relativity course last night. I want to thank you for providing a very interesting and well presented course on a complex subject, we both enjoyed it immensely…. Your 3D graphic presentation made it much easier to understand for both of us…. I look forward to attending some of your other related courses. – Craig Lavender (quoted with permission)