Macarthur Astronomical Society (MAS) has offered to partner with Broughton Anglican College Science and STEM students to mentor students to complete projects using telescopes.
Every year students across years 7 – 11 will complete a major scientific investigation or STEM project as part of their science courses. Students apply to Dr Jackson to be paired with an external mentor from MAS who will help them understand how to use a telescope and assist the student to use the mentor’s telescope to take observations, measurements and even photographs of celestial objects. These projects would replace a student’s regular assessment task/major project. Here are some possible projects that students could take on with a mentor:
All students and families are invited to connect with the Macarthur Astronomical Society – their society offers regular public astronomy nights and members enjoy monthly forums where significant members of the astronomy community (researchers, and lead scientists across the world) present on interesting topics, and have additional regular member’s viewing nights, tours and special events. Please see www.macastro.org.au for more information.