offer 90-minute education programs for Yrs3-12 students. Admission
and education programs are free.
SCHOOL EXCURSION PLACES - NOW BOOKED OUT!
we are now completely booked out for 2017.
We are currently taking bookings for 2018 and beyond. We recommend
securing a place with us soon, as we are booking out fast and
are taking reservations as far ahead as 2019 at the moment.
Please contact us on our email or via phone (details below).
here to help you
recognise that teaching is a tough business but at the same time
it is one of the most rewarding. There are so many challenges
to face each day and just keeping up with all the latest news
and discoveries can be daunting, plus being able to answer all
those questions you're bombarded with from students.
science is a particularly difficult subject and involves some
really big concepts. While we can't be in the classroom with
you, we want to help you as much as we can.
JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) have a large focus on education.
For them (and us), educating students in areas of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an investment in the future
and so they have created a wealth of materials, projects, classroom
activities and lesson plans which you can use.
resources are all easily adaptable to the national curriculum.
Under the Education Links (right) you will find a number of sites
that we can recommend where you can download useful materials
for students from K-12, plus some very specific materials for
you as an educator.
can we do to help you?
Don't ever be afraid to just ask us for help. We are here to
provide you assistance, answer questions and where possible,
provide access to space-related education resources.
If you or your
students have a question that you can't find the answer to or
you're just not sure about something space-related, then please
contact us via phone, mail or email. Remember - there are no silly
questions, so don't be afraid to ask.
Bring your students
on an excursion to our Complex.
programs are free - you just have to get here.
If you want some
professional development, we are happy to speak with you about
arranging a time for you to visit us and provide some one-on-one
or group programs.
We look forward to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as
possible. Please note that places fill fast each Term, so your
advance booking helps us to ensure that staff are available to
guide you through your visit.
to the end of November only
Monday to Friday
(except in the ACT school and on public holidays)
starts at 9am
Last group starting
Each session lasts 90-minutes
all your entry to the Canberra Space Centre and its school programs
have any further questions about visiting the Centre or would
like to make a Booking request, please feel free to contact us.
Contact: Korinne McDonnell and Glen Nagle
Office Hours: Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm.
Canberra Space Centre - PO Box 1035, Tuggeranong ACT 2901
Ph: 02 6201 7809 / 7838 Fax: 02 6201 7975 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things you need to know
The Canberra Space Centre is located on the grounds of the Canberra
Deep Space Communication Complex about 45 minutes drive southwest
of Canberra city centre.
the relative isolation of the Complex, you need to note the following:
coverage in the area is limited
First aid assistance
can be provided by staff but ambulance services would take up
to 45 minutes to reach the Complex (please advise us of any known/potential
Roads in the
area are sealed but rough surfaces can be encountered - please drive carefully
The nearest petrol
station is 25 kilometres from the Complex (we do not provide
Roads wind through
bush and farmland, so animals (kangaroos, emus, wombats, sheep
and cows) do move across roads without warning at any time of
day - please
students to the Complex, we expect that you will:
Ensure that there
is an adequate 'teacher to student' ratio as required by your
local education departments
Ensure that students
are supervised at all times and that members of the public are
not disturbed or inconvenienced
Ensure that you
are carrying any medications required by students - we cannot
administer any medications but will provide general first aid
and contact medical services if required
Ensure that students
follow all instructions given by staff
Things to do before you come
To maximise the value of your visit we recommend that you get
your students to learn a little bit about who we are and what
we do. A simple way to do this is to direct them to our website.
a few ideas:
students for a self-guided visit. Have them develop some questions
in the classroom and then look for the answers in our exhibits
some of the robotic missions that are currently exploring the
Solar System and beyond eg: NASA/JPL, European Space Agency
benefits of space exploration eg: new technologies and international
the many types of careers available in the space science and
technology fields in Australia eg: CSIRO, Square Kilometre Array
If you have a specific topic that you would like us to cover
that fits in with your classroom lesson plan, then please let
us know in advance so that we can tailor our program to meet
See our Education page for further details about our