Outdoor Learning Astronomy

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When we think of astronomy, we usually think of the night sky and that doesn’t work too well with regular classroom schedules. But there are many ways to teach astronomy and bringing the students outdoors is a great way to start! 

Whether you’re starting to observe the daytime sky (yes, there’s plenty to see and do during the day!) or using the great outdoors to create scale models, we’ll show you many activities for different grade levels.

We’ll cover topics such as the phases of the Moon, eclipses, figuring out our place in the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy, and even exoplanets – those distant planets around other stars. We’ll also explain how your students can explore these themes at home with their families. We love helping young people (and not so young!) reconnect with the sky and their environment and we have many ideas to share with you!

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a discount code to access the resources shared, the recording, and a link to access your Certificate of Attendance.

You can ‘Discover the Universe’ where you are with your own Night Sky – Glow in the Dark Guide!

We have also just brought on the Skyways Astronomy Handbook for Teachers.