Pocket Astronomy in Pocket-Sized Towns

  • Joyce, Adam, (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Other

Project Details

Description

Undergraduate students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy along with staff members will travel to regional NSW towns and deliver a Planetarium Show, Science Outreach Talk and if weather permits, a Telescope viewing evening.

The Association for Astronomy, which is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have done similar things in the past. This project will see the group visit 4 towns in 4 days, and present with a view to discuss Australian Science, namely Astronomy, with towns that have not the facilities or the service to engage with Astronomy outreach, and engage with the local community about Dark Skies.

We also will be gifting a telescope to each town we visit, and provide a short training session on the equipment.
Short titlePocket Astronomy in Pocket-Sized Towns
AcronymPAPST
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1814/09/18