Following is a list of courses of astronomical interest. Information is subject to change.

Note: The courses listed here may be affected by pandemic restrictions. See their websites or contact for details.

State Area Facility
 
New South Wales & ACT    ACT    MSATT – Astronomy Projects For High School Students
  Sydney    Practical Astronomy (SASPAC)
  Sydney    Sydney University Astronomy Courses
 
South Australia    Adelaide    Astronomy Courses at Adelaide Planetarium
 
Tasmania    Hobart    Night Sky Explorer Course (Hobart)
 
Victoria    Melbourne    Astronomy Public Lectures

MSATT – Astronomy Projects For High School Students

MSATT is an educational facility designed for student-centred research projects in astronomy. The facility consists of two primary instruments (300 mm Schmidt-Cassegrain and 400 mm Newtonian) with auxiliary instruments and cameras for visual work, imaging, spectroscopy, photometry and astrometry. Students operate MSATT, a teaching telescope suite at ANU’s historic Mount Stromlo Observatory, to complete extended investigations based on their own observations. In most cases, an astronomer is appointed as the student’s mentor for the duration of the project. Students produce a referenced and refereed report which can often contribute to their formal school assessment. No experience with astronomy or telescopes is necessary and any Year 9 to 12 student from the ACT region is welcome to apply. Students wishing to visit MSATT or take on projects in 2022 should contact Geoff McNamara for a copy of the MSATT Student Guide. There is no cost for any MSATT activities.

Contact: Geoff McNamara phone/text 0449 966 200

Web: msatt.teamapp.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MSATTAustralia/

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Practical Astronomy (SASPAC)

A practical astronomy course for beginners and interested amateurs. This is an eight week course conducted by Sutherland Astronomical Society Inc (SASI). Each lecture is followed by observations with the society’s equipment (weather permitting). Refer to website for course dates.

Address: Green Point Observatory (Sutherland, Sydney)
Contact: the Education Officer 0408 207 927

Web: www.sasi.net.au

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Sydney University Astronomy Courses

The University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education runs regular astronomy courses on the main Sydney University campus, with occasional bus tours to NSW observatories. See website for more information.

Contact: , see website
Web: cce.sydney.edu.au

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Astronomy Courses at Adelaide Planetarium

A variety of astronomy themed courses are conducted at the Adelaide Planetarium during the year. See their web site for details.

Address: University of South Australia, Building P, Mawson Lakes Campus
Contact: (08) 8302 3138

Web: www.unisa.edu.au/connect/galleries-museums-and-centres/adelaide-planetarium/explore/courses/

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Night Sky Explorer Course (Hobart)

Beginner astronomy courses are conducted by members of the Astronomical Society of Tasmania, details on their website.

Address: GPO Box 1654, Hobart, TAS 7001
Contact: Richard

Web: www.astas.org.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Astronomical-Society-of-Tasmania-1509813642594126/

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Astronomy Public Lectures

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing have free public lectures on astronomy at the Hawthorn campus of Swinburne University of Technology. See web site for details.

Contact: , see website
Web: astronomy.swin.edu.au/outreach/?topic=freelectures

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