The Ballarat Observatory offers a unique range of programs that cover the AusVELS curriculum and provides an experience that will excite your students’ imagination.
Daytime tours can be booked Monday to Thursday from 10:30 to 15:00 during school terms. Night tours can be booked Monday to Thursday but the time depends on daylight savings. Tours are usually scheduled to begin half an hour before sunset.
Each tour can be tailored to your students’ needs and is guided by an experienced astronomy/science educator.
In addition to presentations, we use computer simulations and virtual night sky software to enhance the learning experience, from collisions between galaxies to the formation of star systems.
Our core programs cover Years 3 – 12 across the following domains of the AusVELS curriculum:
Physical, Personal & Social Learning
- Interpersonal Development
- Personal Learning
- Design, Creativity & Technology
- Information & Communications Technology (ICT)