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Stars & Planets

Go out of this world as we explore our solar system,
galaxies and more. Cosmology for the holidays!
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Children will investigate our Universe and space exploration techniques in this hands-on workshop.

How does the Earth, Moon and Sun work in the Solar System? How are the tides formed? 
What did the big bang really look like? How do we observe distant galaxies and what does that tell about our Universe? What technological developments were necessary to allow astronauts to work and survive outside of Earth’s atmosphere and much more!

The kids will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the Universe.
​Available as a vacation care science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any site around the globe!

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Great variety, well organised and setup efficiently. The program was suitable for the ages of the children.
The equipment was safe and sturdy. The children loved the 'air rocket and hurricanes'. Thank you so much!

Campbelltown Council Vacation Care; Stars & Planets school visit


Out of this world holiday science activity!

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Science workshop experiments

Caught in the Shadow Model the difference between solar and lunar eclipses.
Celestial cross-sections How are stars and planets constructed differently?
Escape Plan Launch a rocket at different pressures to find out what escape velocity is
Giant Gyro How do spacecraft turn in space anyway?
Gravity Pull Model the gravity on Earth vs. Mars. Which planet's gravity is greater?
Gyrating Gyros Why does the Earth wobble on it's axis in a 25,800 year cycle?
Planetary orbits Measure the difference in orbits between the planets in the Solar System
Predict the Tide Interpret a real tidal chart. How are tidal patterns formed anyway?
Rocket launcher Launch a rocket using a chemical propellent
Scanning for Signals Picking up faint signals from distant star systems.
Solar Spacecraft What is the power source of some space probes?
Spiralling satellites Satellite attenuation; what comes up must come down
Star viewers What are the different type of galaxies?
Talking with friends Lasers may replace radio in future communication
Telescopic vision Use a telescopic lens to read distant information
The Big Bang The Universe is expanding, what does it look like?
Thermal Tiles How do spacecraft survive atmospheric re-entry?
Troublesome tools How is working in space affect tool design and use?
Turn the tide A simple model showing the effects of gravity on water bodies
Shuttle tile burn How much a heat can a real shuttle tile take?
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  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 12 to 14 tables. Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes.

    For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.


  • $450 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $540 for a 90 minute workshop.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.

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For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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