Astronomy Incursions

Inspire a passion for astronomy in your students

Night astronomy and stargazing incursions are suitable for all students, and their families too! Linking to the West Australian Science Curriculum, incursions begin with a short presentation about phenomenon on and around the Earth, such as: how the Earth’s axial tilt causes the seasons, the interactions and mechanics of the Earth, Moon and Sun, as well as the Earth’s position in the Solar System and galaxy.

The team of enthusiastic and engaging astronomy guides will then spend the remainder of the night observing the universe through a wide variety of different telescopes with your students. The astronomy guides have a deep knowledge of astronomical information, ranging from solar system movement and planetary science to stellar lifecycles and cosmological theory. All guides have current Working With Children Cards and maintain professionalism whilst engaging with students and adults alike.

School astronomy and stargazing incursions are provided by Star Tracks Astro Events. Enquiries can be sent using the form below or call Donna Vanzetti at Star Tracks Astro Events on 0409 014 644.

ACSSU019 - Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape

ACSSU048 - Earth's rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day

ACSSU078 - The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun)

ACSSU115 - Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and the Moon

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

Astronomy guide talking to primary school students

Contact Star Tracks Astro Events for more information on holding an astronomy incursion at your school

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