If you are a teacher and interested in effectively engaging your students in science through the context of astronomy then we have a wonderful opportunity for you. Bookings are now open for the 2014 Astronomy from the Ground Up teacher workshop at the Dish. This three-day event runs from 2 – 4 May at the iconic CSIRO Parkes Observatory in the Central West of NSW.
2013 Astronomy from the Ground workshop teachers exploring the Dish.
Participants in the 2013 workshop experienced a diverse range of talks and activities and the 2014 program will be equally stimulating. Sessions will include talks by CSIRO astronomer and other active researchers, practical and hands-on activities and how to run a viewing night. As always a highlight will be a tour of the 64m Parkes radio telescope, the Dish. The 2014 workshop also qualifies teacher under the international Galileo Teacher Training Program scheme.
Participants receive a wealth of resources to take back to their schools. The schedule provides plenty of time for you to meet with colleagues and astronomers and foster new networks. Workshop places are limited so to book your place or find out more details please visit the workshop page.
You can also find out about other upcoming CASS workshop sessions for teachers at STAVCON (28 – 29 Nov) and STAQ Senior Senior Science Conference (30 Nov) at our teacher workshop page.
2013 Astronomy from the Ground Up workshop participants in front of the Dish.