Beyond the Classroom

Online research and Citizen Science with Real Data
Students can do some real online research with Galaxy Zoo

or Planet Hunters. There are many such programs in the Zooniverse.

Einstein@Home uses your computer in the background to process data to find pulsars and more.

You can also use a number of telescopes over the internet. A list can be found at NASA/IPAC.

Want to take some pictures of the Earth or Moon from the ISS? Try EarthKAM and MoonKAM

This one can also be an excursion too. Pulse@Parkes lets you drive the Parkes radio telescope and collect real data in real time!

Drive the Mars Rover from the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

University of Western Australia have a remotely driven telescope through their SPICE program.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey – lots of projects using real data exploring all facets of Astronomy and Astrophysics

CAASTRO have regular Webinars called CAASTRO in the Classroom with talks for school students by prominent Scientists and Astronomers

Excursions
Melbourne Planetarium shows for all ages

VSSEC Victorian Space Science Education Centre

See space in 3D at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Astro Tours

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