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Description

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This 90 minute program is split into a 60 minute interactive show and a 30 minute mobile planetarium show. Explore the movement of objects in the night sky, including the phases of the moon and seasonal changes.  Most importantly, we will explore how we know so much about our universe, what instruments we’ve used (telescopes, spectroscopy) and the big picture ideas, from the big bang to stellar evolution.

 

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • 60

Year level

  • Yr 7 - 10
portable planetarium

Requirements:

A large cleared room with plenty of empty space, access to water before the program begins, access to electricity. The space needs to accomodate the dome: 8m wide by 4m high with no pointy objects hanging from the ceiling.

Images:

Expanding hoberman sphere

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Sub-strand

Year 7

Year 10

Earth and Space Sciences

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin the universe (ACSSU188)

Sub-strand

Year 7

Year 10

Physical Sciences

Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth (ACSSU118)

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)

 

This program can also support:

 

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Yr 7 (ACSHE119, ACSHE223), Yr 8 ((ACSHE134, ACSHE226),

Yr 9 (ACSHE157, ACSHE158), Yr 10 (ACSHE191, ACSHE192)

 

Use and Influence: Yr 7 (ACSHE224), Yr 8 (ACSHE227), Yr 9 (ACSHE160, ACSHE161),

Yr 10 (ACSHE194, ACSHE195)

 

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8395 9586
Mobile: 0430 588 757
Email: Click here

If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.

 

Cost:

$250 +GST per session

Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free

 

Discounts:

3 sessions in one full day:

-$10 +GST per session

3 of the same session in one full day:

-$20 +GST per session

3+ full days in 1 week:

extra -$5 +GST per session

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

-$30 +GST per session, no other discounts apply.

 

Payments

An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.

 

Terms and Conditions:

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