Exploring the Heavens
An introduction to the wonderful night sky. Identify, and understand the nature of the planets, stars and constellations of the night sky. Learn which type of telescope is the one for you.
3 courses are available, each
5 evenings, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
5 x Tuesdays, commencing 4th June, 2019
5 x Thursdays, commencing 6th June, 2019
5 x Thursdays, commencing 29th August, 2019
cost: $210 ( concession $170 )
An 8 evening conceptual exploration of the universe. Light, Quantum physics and Relativity are introduced and applied to astronomy. We also examine the latest discovers and their significance. A few key concepts go a long way.
8 x evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 22th October 2019
Thursday 24th October 2019
cost: $320 ( concession $260 )
A 5 evening introduction to Quantum physics. We explore the wave nature of particles, and how that lead to the uncertainty principle and entanglement. We apply the concepts to atoms, optics, polarization and astronomy.
5 x Thursday evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
25th July 2019
cost: $220 ( concession $180 )
The Theorem of Pythagoras in Physics
Mathematics is the language of science. This course is an introduction to the application of mathematics in Physics. Pythagoras's Theorem applied to Newtonian momentum, Einstein's Relativity and the probability of states in Quantum Mechanics. Over 3 evenings we explore the many ways to interprete this ancient theorem.
Dates available later in 2019
cost: $130 ( concession $110 )
This is a single evening event to demystify Einstein's Relativity for HSC students. A 3D stereo presentation applies the two axioms of relativity to derive time dilation, lose of simultaneity and length contraction. There is ample time for students to ask questions and experience a brief visit to a telescope at the observatory.
4:00pm - 5:45pm or 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Tuesday 12th February
Tuesday 19th February
cost: $15 per student ( teacher free )