Astronomy Workshops and Courses

Expand your knowledge and your mind by attending a workshop run by astronomers for teachers and the general public.



  • Free Astronomy Public Lectures – public lecture series run by the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
  • Public AstroTours – 3D tours of the universe run by the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing. Tours operate during the school holidays.
  • School programs – offered by Swinburne University’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.



  • ATNF Teacher Workshops The CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility runs a variety of workshops for teachers including the annual three-day “Astronomy from the Ground Up!” at the famous Parkes Observatory

The University of New South Wales:

  • HSC Physics Stage 6 Preliminary Syllabus An introduction to the new NSW HSC physics syllabus, with modules on (i) the world communicates, (ii) electrical energy in the home, (iii) moving about and (iv) the cosmic engine.
  • Science in the Pub is the National Science Week initiative of the Australian Science Communicators (NSW). Hear about the issues, developments and excitement of science over a foaming ale and a bite to eat. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, SciPub brings scientists together to argue the Big Issues in science. Astronomy topics regularly feature in the debates.
  • The Orion Science and Astronomy Club Friday Nights at UNSW observatory, featuring astronomical talk, Starlabplanetarium, and viewing. Contact Outreach Manager, Faculty of Science and Technology, UNSW. 02-93855750.

The University of Sydney:

Online Courses

  • Swinburne University’s Astronomy Online courses are designed with science educators in mind.