Our astronomers from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing are regularly hosting events and activities for Victorian school students. These provide an opportunity for students to learn the science of the galaxy in a highly engaging and entertaining way.
Be amazed by 3D movies and animations of our ever-expanding universe.
AstroTours educate audiences about astronomy using innovative virtual reality technologies developed by Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
They are hosted by professional astronomers who can adapt the content to the requirements and learning outcomes of the audience.
AstroTours are suitable for both primary and secondary students.
Find out more about our AstroTours.
Swinburne Youth Space Innovation Challenge
Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this 11-week program is for secondary students from Year 10 and up. The special 'Space Applications' micro-unit teaches students how to research and design an experiment for space.
Working with Swinburne mentors, student teams will develop their own experiment concept and pitch it to a panel of experts. The top three submissions will have the opportunity to launch their experiment to the International Space Station!
There is still much to learn when it comes to the microgravity environment. How will organisations like NASA support astronauts as they travel to the Moon, and beyond to Mars? Your students can contribute to this important area of research while developing STEM skills.
Bonus ATAR boost
To recognise their achievements, Year 11 students that successfully complete Stage II of the program in 2022 will receive an ATAR adjustment of two aggregate points when they apply to study with Swinburne.
This national program has already successfully launched five teams' projects into space. Now it could be your school’s turn! The challenge will launch in Term 2.
For more information, contact Dr Sara Webb and the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public astronomy lectures
Every month, we hold a public lecture to highlight the most recent advances in astronomy and astrophysics.
No matter your age or level of knowledge, you’re sure to find these incredibly fascinating.
Past topics have included:
- How old is the universe?
- How are stars born?
Learn about our upcoming public astronomy lectures.