Turn your students into real Astronomers where they utilise a real, dedicated radio telescope to probe a region of deep-space in search of distant celestial object activity such as stars, supernova and supermassive blackholes.
This program would be an ideal practical exercise for the VCE Physics Unit 2 study ‘What Are Stars?’ but is designed to be accessible to all secondary levels.
Note that this is a Virtual Program where VSSEC provides materials & telescope access and the session(s) are organised and delivered by the school using their teaching staff. Bookings are for exclusive control of the telescope and not for an incursion/excursion.
Teacher Led, Blended Experience @ School: It’s not a site-visit, excursion, or incursion. We provide the digital access, the curriculum resources, and the support. You deliver the learning in the school in a way that meets your school’s needs.
Control the Telescope remotely: After a series of preparation activities, your school takes control of the radio telescope Observatory via digital control interface to scan selected regions of the galaxy to produce a ‘heat-map’ of electromagnetic activity from that part of space.
Available (for free) for Victorian Government Schools only.
Groups of all sizes at Year 7+ ability.
In this blended-model program, VSSEC provides your school with digital control access to our Telescope, a range of resources and a recommended curriculum plan. However, how you deliver this in the classroom setting is up to you and your school.
There are no event bookings for this program – rather, there is a resource booking requirement where you select a day that your school takes exclusive control of the telescope via a digital interface.
More details can be found HERE