We have a couple of education opportunities open to teachers and schools:

1. PULSE@Parkes Observing Sessions

Students in Years 10 -12 can control the iconic 64m Parkes radio telescope as part of our PULSE@Parkes program. There are some slots still available for our April – September 2014 observing semester.

Dates still open are:

  • 15 May
  • 23 May
  • 17 July
The Parkes telescope: hunting for gravitational waves. (Photo: John Sarkissian)

The Parkes telescope: hunting for gravitational waves. (Photo: John Sarkissian)

The program is free. These slots are for sessions at our headquarters in Marsfield, Sydney and schools are responsible for getting to and from our venue. Details on how to apply.

Our next observing session is Tuesday 8 April, 11am – 1pm AEST. We’ll be tweeting this live @PULSEatParkes.

2. Astronomy from the Ground Up Teacher Workshop at Parkes Observatory, 2 – 4 May

There are still a few places available at the Astronomy from the Ground Up! teacher workshop at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory, 2 – 4 May. The workshop program includes a diverse range of talks, activities, viewing night and a tour of the Dish – always a highlight! The workshop also qualifies participants under the international Galileo Teacher Training Program.

2013 Astronomy from the Ground workshop teachers exploring the Dish.
2013 Astronomy from the Ground workshop teachers exploring the Dish.

2013 Astronomy from the Ground workshop teachers exploring the Dish.

Registration closes Friday 11 April. For bookings and details visit the workshop page.

2 comments

  1. Hi,
    We were wondering if we could stay near The Dish in our self contained motorhome for a night, as we will be travelling through in a few days time

    1. Hi Colin,

      There’s a great visitors centre at our Parkes radio telescope (https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Facilities/ATNF/Parkes-radio-telescope/Parkes-Observatory-Visitors-Centre). For local motorhome accommodation options take a look at the Visit Parkes website (http://www.visitparkes.com.au/stay/rv-friendly-facilities.aspx). Enjoy your visit!

      Cheers,

      Ellen
      CSIRO Social Media

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