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​​​​​​​​​​​​CAASTRO - ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics​​


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Description of services: ​

​​By answering fundamental questions about the nature of the universe, by developing innovative ways of processing enormous data-sets, and by providing a diverse set of opportunities for students and young researchers, CAASTRO aims to establish Australia as the world-leader in wide-field astronomy. CAASTRO is uniting the world’s top astronomers in a focused collaborative environment and is changing the way we understand the cosmos. ​

CAASTRO in the Classroom ​is an outreach program designed to engage Australian school students and teachers with research scientists. The program offers live streaming and Q&A sessions over video c​onference for Australian schools.

Most popular excursions:

Excursion Type 1

Live streaming events via YouTube Live: Join thousands of students to watch a live presentation by a world-class research scientist, with content linked to the Australian Curriculum.​

These will be at set times and advertised through the ISDCN communications.

Target audience: Years 7 to 12

Cost: $0

Excursion Type 2

Q&A with CAASTRO: Interactive question and answer session delivered via video conferencing (H.323 standard) or Zoom desktop. Schools can complete an expression of interest form and nominate suitable dates and times.​ Participating schools will be  asked to submit a list of questions on an astronomy topic prior to the session​

Target audience: Years 7 to 12​

Cost: $0​​

See full offerings <here>​

Available time slots for the commencement of excursions (AEDST - Sydney/Melbourne time): 

8.30AM -  3.00PM AEDST​ - for Q&A sessions

Contact Details for schools seeking further information:

Jenny Lynch

Phone number: 02 9036 7527

Contact Email:​

Business Address:  Sydney

Request an excursion <here>​