Build your astronomy skills and explore some of the latest high tech projects in Australia, including the Square Kilometer Array (SKA).

  • On completion of this full day program students will have covered all the key knowledge and skills for VCE Physics Unit 1 Detailed Study 3.1.
  • Students use software to observe diurnal and annual motion of the stars and planets and plot their position as a function of time and date.
  • Graph their observations and derive the mass of Jupiter.
  • Introduction to optical and radio telescopes, including the Australian Telescope National Facility (ATNF) and Australia's involvement in the new Square Kilometer Array (SKA).
  • A CD of resources for teachers includes an assessment package.
  • Each student is provided with a workbook that can be used for assessment.


This program is also suitable as a Year 10 Extension program.

VSSEC offers a combined VCE Astronomy/ Astrophysics package.

At a Glance

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    Max students per mission: 15

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    Cost: $25 plus GST per student (lunch can be purchased for an additional $10 plus GST per student) Price includes all materials used during the program and teacher resource package. During the program students will have access to writing materials and calculators. $100 deposit required to secure booking.

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    For students in VCE/VET

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VCE Astronomy