The Australian Square Kilometre Array.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). Credit: Robert Hollow, CSIRO

Astrophysics for Physics Teachers

Teacher Workshop, Marsfield, 30 March, 2012

***Please note that this workshop has now been cancelled. Please contact Robert Gollow (details below) if you wish to be informed of future workshops.

Astrophysics for Physics Teachers is a one-day workshop addressing the syllabus requirements of the NSW Stage 6 Physics syllabus; core module 8.5 The Cosmic Engine and option 9.7 Astrophysics. The material presented also makes it suitable for teachers from other states teaching astronomy-related topics.

If you have contemplated teaching the Astrophysics option but been unsure about the most effective way to present it or simply want to consolidate your grasp of the material for The Cosmic Engine then this workshop is for you. Astronomers from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) and the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) will discuss current techniques in astronomy and some of the latest discoveries in this exciting field of research. You will learn new ways to convey challenging concepts to your students and examine ideas and activities suitable for classroom use.



Should you wish to know more about the workshop please contact:

Robert Hollow
Education Officer
CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility
phone 02 9372 4247
fax 02 9372 4444

HI clouds in the plane of the Milky Way.
Credit: N. McClure-Griffiths
HI clouds in the plane of the Milky Way.