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.

  • Swinburne Youth Space Innovation Challenge

    Supported by the Australian Space Agency, this 11-week program is for secondary students from Year 10 and up. 

    Working with Swinburne mentors, student teams will develop their own space solution concept, pitch it to experts for a chance to win a prize and contribute to this important field of research while developing STEM skills.


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.

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.

The neverending story of a star

The neverending story of a star

20 September 2019

Like humans, stars often live their long lives in pairs, called binaries. At the end of their lives, they experience drastic transformations, rather than simply ending, and these transformations greatly affect their companions. This lecture takes you on a journey of the many lives (and spectacular deaths/rebirths) of a massive star with a lighter companion star.

OzGrav Mission Gravity incursions 

Take a trip in virtual reality to study the stars!  

Your students will use the laws of physics and the freedom of virtual reality to learn about how stars change over time and the tools scientists can use to study stars. 

This 90-minute incursion is suited for students in Years 7–12 and aligns with standards in the Australian Curriculum.  

It costs A$10.00 per student. 

For more information visit the OzGrav website or contact Jackie Bondell at jbondell@swinburne.edu.au

Want more information about what we do?

Our astronomers also run additional activities for Victorian school students, such as talks at schools. To learn more about our astrophysics school program or what we can offer you, email us at contact@astro.swin.edu.au or visit the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.

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