2015 is the International Year of Light. Les Explorateurs Scout Group will be working with several world renowned astrophysicists based here in Canberra at the Australian National University, who also happened to be some of our very supportive Scouting parents.
We received funding via an ACT National Science Week seed grant to lead a series of astronomy activities for Scouts Australia (ACT Branch) members and their families. This will culminate in a special astronomy evening at Mount Stromlo on Saturday 15 August 2015 during National Science Week.
During the evening session the program will offer:
- a series of kid-friendly astronomy talks
- Question and Answer sessions
- followed by star gazing outside using telescopes, if weather permits
Watch this space (haha!) as we work to together with our partners from Mount Stromlo Observatory to develop a program of age-appropriate activities before and after the National Science Week event facilitate by activity worksheet(s) during weekly scout section meetings.