Hands-On Learning: Secondary School

Interactive online tutorials and information for budding astronomers of high school age.

  • Astrophysics for Senior Physics is a detailed set of pages covering the entire syllabus for NSW Stage 6 Physics “Astrophysics”. Topics include stellar evolution, spectroscopy, photometry, astrometry, binary & variable stars and making observations. It includes questions, answers and activities with extensive links. This is also suitable for students in other states.
  • ATNF Work Experience provides details on work experience opportunities for students CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility observatories at Parkes and Narrabri.
  • Careers in Astronomy – a guide to kick-starting a career in astronomy by the American Astronomical Society.
  • Mission to Mars – allows students to interactively simulate a Mars mission.
  • Mysteries of Deep Space – has a number of educational activities
  • Project CLEA – supplies software illustrating modern astronomical techniques.