The last week of Term 1 saw the second instalment or our Professional Development program at the Melbourne Planetarium. While the clouds were still heavy it was a mild night and we were able to show the grad students how to set up the telescope from scratch.
The second session had the teachers treated to an amazing ride through the universe in the Melbourne Planetarium led by Astronomer and Curator, Dr Tanya Hill. Then a lesson on using a Planisphere from Trish Christies, Astronomy Education officer and author of the activities we looked at in the first session. While this was happening, the grad students were learning how to use the telescopes with the aide of some very knowledgable volunteers. After the show in the Planetarium had finished the grad students passed on their new found knowledge to the teachers.
Thanks to both Quantum Victoria and Melbourne Planetarium for hosting these sensational nights.