Astronomy Field Night - Schools/Groups
- Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Gingin, WA
- Product code: PQG12J
Astronomy Field Nights include and astronomer coming to you provide stargazing through telescopes and/or a presentation and/or a laser tour. You can choose any one of these experiences or include all three.
How does an Astro Field Night work?
We arrive approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time to set up.
At the scheduled time we start the evening. A common format starts with a 30-40 minute presentation indoors and the content will be relevant depending on whether you are a school group or a public group..
Once that is complete, we head out to the telescopes where we conduct a 5min to 10min laser guided tour of the night sky, highlighting constellations, planets (if available) and satellites (if flying over).
Participants are then welcomed to observe through the telescopes, each of which is pointed at a different target. Our Astronomer then walks amongst the guests explaining to them what they are observing through the telescope and answering any questions they may have.
Sessions last approximately two hours.
There is no limit to the number of participants dependent on the area available.
Our standard charge for an Astronomy Field Night is $450 per Astronomy Night
(Perth Metro Area, with no limit to student numbers).
Why choose the Gravity Discovery Centre?
The GDC has provided Astronomy Incursions to WA schools and communities for the last 10 years.
Our Chief Astronomer has over 20 years of experience in providing Astronomy Education and Outreach (teaching K-12 and University level courses) along with engaging in active research. The GDC also maintains international collaborations with various astronomers and institutions including NASA/JPL and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).