Upcoming Professional Development

A brief post to let you know about upcoming professional development and conferences;

STAVCon 2013 – Nov 28-29 at La Trobe University, Melbourne with a range of great presenters, including;

  • Rob Hollow from CSIRO will be holding a number of workshops on BFS in the context of Astronomy and using the Zooniverse in the classroom.
  • The Quantum Victoria team will be covering F1 in Schools, 3D Printing and Quantum Forensic Investigation.
  • The FAR Labs project is up and running, see how you can use amazing research equipment remotely. There is also a free 1 day conference at La Trobe University of 27th Nov regarding the FAR Labs.
  • Simon Keily and Trish Christies from Scienceworks explain the Seasons workshop
  • And so many more…

TeachMeet Melbourne – Nov 30 at The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club. I will be speaking for a short while, but many other inspirational speakers are also on the bill.

VSSEC Teacher Earth Science Education Program – Dec 5 10am-4pm at VSSEC, Strathmore, Melbourne. Workshop on “Our Place in Space”

STAV VCE Physics Conference – Feb 14 at Monash University, Clayton, calling for presenters now. I will update you shortly with presenters to look out for.

NACAA ( National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers)– April 18-21 (Easter Weekend) hosted by the ASV, held at Rydges on Bell in Melbourne. Learn about the amazing things Australian amateur astronomers are doing.

AFGU (Astronomy from the Ground Up) – May 2-4 at Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, NSW. 3 day workshop on all things astronomy. See my previous post on how much fun I had!

Phil Hart’s workshops

  • Nov 22nd at Michael’s Camera House in Melbourne. Crash course in Night Sky Photography with an observing session the week after.
  • Feb 28 – Mar 3, long weekend workshop hat Lake Eppalock,  Central Victoria

On Saturday 23 Nov the Melbourne Observatory in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens will be open to the public from 3-8pm.

We also have four! comets in the dawn sky at the moment, with ISON getting close to visible by eye.

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