Pocket Astronomy in Pocket-Sized Towns 2022

  • Joyce, Adam (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Other

Project Details


Undergraduate students from the Macquarie University along with academic and professional staff members will travel to regional NSW townsand deliver a planetarium show, science outreach talks and 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 projectwill see the group visit 4 towns in 4 days, and present with a view to discuss Australian science, namely astronomy, with towns that have notthe 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.
Effective start/end date1/04/2231/12/22