Teacher Workshops in Astronomy

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) runs workshops to support science teachers around Australia. In addition to those we run ourselves our Education Officer and other staff present sessions at professional development opportunities organised by other groups such as the Australian Science Teachers Association and the various state Science Teachers' associations.

Details on recent and upcoming CASS workshops or other workshop sessions are provided below.

CASS Teacher Workshops for 2018

2012 workshop participants by the <em>Dish.</em>
2013 workshop participants by the Dish.

Semester 1 of 2017:

  1. Astronomy from the Ground Up! is our  three-day workshop held at the Parkes Observatory, in the shadow of "The Dish". This is a biannual workshop with the next one scheduled for April/May 2019.

Go here for more information.

Teachers viewing the Sun during the 2012 workshop.
Teachers viewing the Sun during the 2012 workshop.

Other Workshop Sessions and Talks

Our Education Specialist, Robert Hollow, presents numerous workshop sessions at other teacher professional development days around Australia. Upcoming sessions include:

A. STAV Physics Teacher Conference, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Friday 16 February 2018

Workshop sessions include "Life Beyond the Solar System?" (sessions A12 & C9) and "What are Stars?" (session B9). For more details visit:http://www.sciencevictoria.com.au/confVCE.html

B. STANSW Physics Teacher Conference 15 June 2018

Details tbd: http://www.stansw.asn.au/

C. CONASTA 67, University of Sydney, 8 - 11 July 2018.

Keynote speaker is CASS astronomer and ASKAP Project Scientist, Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith.

Rob Hollow is giving two workshops sessions:

  • "Life Beyond the Solar System?"
  • "Being Aware of the Universe, Hands-on Astronomy for Primary Students"

For more details visit: http://asta.edu.au/conasta

Future sessions are planned for other science teacher conferences later in 2018 including the STANSW, STAV & STAWA events. Other conferences will be added once details are known.

More Information?

If you would like to know more about any upcoming workshops or are interested in having one of our staff present a session at an upcoming event, please contact our Education Officer, Robert Hollow for more information. He can be reached on:

Phone: 02 9372 4247
Fax: 02 9372 4444
Email: Robert.Hollow@csiro.au