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GREENLIGHT FOR GIRLS - ASTRONOMY FIELD NIGHT

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MSATT

ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory

Cotter Road

Weston Creek, ACT 2611

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On 12th August 2017 we will be running our g4g Canberra Day 2017. We have 24 places available for our lead up Astronomy Field Night on 29th July 2017 for girls with a specific interest in Astronomy who also plan to attend the g4g Canberra Day on 12th August. You can register for the g4g Canberra day here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/greenlight-for-girls-day-canberra-2017-registration-34413596995

Girls who participate in this field night will be assigned to attend a special workshop on the g4g Canberra Day 2017 covering scales of the universe, basics of stellar evolution, solar system exploration, the Big Bang, black holes - summarising and looking at the nature of the objects seen on the Field Night.

There will be two sessions available:

Girls aged 10-13 years: 18:30 - 20:00
Girls aged 14-16 years: 20:15 - 21:30

The Field Night will be held at the MSATT at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory. During the educational session, students will be shown how to use telescopes and star charts, and view celestial objects representing a range of astronomical phenomena.

The main instrument we will use is MSATT (MCNAMARA-SAUNDERS ASTRONOMICAL TEACHING TELESCOPE), however a number of smaller telescopes will also be available for students to practice with on the night.

Parents and siblings are most welcome to enjoy looking through the telescopes.

Star charts will be provided so that the students learn their way around the entire celestial sphere visiblefrom Canberra over the year.

The security gate at Mount Stromlo Observatory closes at different times during the year, so check with use closer to the date for each Field Night to confirm your entry time, late entry will not be possible.

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Parents/carers have responsibility for transporting students to and from Mt Stromlo. Parking is available within a short wall of MSATT (see attached directions and map). Note that parents are required to stay for the duration of the Field Night – entry after hours is not possible.

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ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory

Cotter Road

Weston Creek, ACT 2611

Australia

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