Dr Pamela Gay - iTelescope's Special Guest at SSO Australia
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9:39PM
Pete - Admin in Calibration, Open Day, Pamela Gay, SSO, Scienceworks, Siding Spring, Starfest, iTelescope

In October, Dr Pamela Gay is visiting Australia for the dedication of iTelescope.net's Burnell, Cannon, Leavitt (BCL) 27" Telescope, during the Siding Spring StarFest and Open Day on Oct 3rd-5th, and a week of activities in Melbourne from October 7th to 11th 2014.

We are very excited to announce that we are working with Scienceworks and University of Melbourne to put on a brilliant science event for Science Teachers.

On Friday, 10th October, there will be an all day professional development session for Science and Astronomy educators at one of Melbourne's premier science venues - Scienceworks Museum. There will be three sessions covering specific activities, and classroom techniques linked to the Australian Curriculum and the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching. Morning tea and lunch are included and there is included entry to the debut session of the new Planetarium show "Starlight".

One of the sessions will cover how classroom teachers can get access to telescopes for their schools and Scienceworks staff will give an overview of all the science offerings available at the Melbourne Planetarium and  Scienceworks Museum.

If you're a Science Teacher or know a science teacher (please share) - Don't miss this great day with Dr Pamela Gay, Dr Katie Mack and amateur astronomer and IT Industry veteran Peter Lake.

Full details and download of the event flyer are here.

All proceeds raised will go towards curriculum development at Cosmoquest.org.

We wish to thank Scienceworks and University of Melbourne for their assistance and contributions towards the day. It will be a great opportunity to look at all the science programs at the Scienceworks Museum, Melbourne Planetarium and the University of Melbourne's Telescopes in Schools program.

An earlybird booking of only $85 is available until 16th September.



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