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Little Learners

April 4 @ 09:45 - June 27 @ 16:45


Thursdays 9.45am and 4pm until the Winter Solstice (June 21)

Our 45 minute Little Learners sessions incorporate astronomy, science language, thinking skills and fun for  little and not so little learners. Note: Sessions will be not go ahead if the BOM Forecast (the previous day at 5.45pm) states an expected maximum temperature of 34 degrees or above.

* Unless observatory booked for private event (see “weekly themes” below for updates)

Structure:

  • Learn about Weekly Topic
  • Weekly Themed Activity + Open Play

 9.45am: bookings essential (bookings close the day prior at 5.45pm).
4pm: Walk-in friendly. The Cafe will also be open for hot drinks and nibbles to keep you energized.

Weekly Themes:

  • 30th May: The Giant Planets
  • 6 June:  9.45am Rocket Science
  • 6 June: 4.00pm The Giant Planets.
  • 13 June: Light
  • 20 June: The Winter Solstice (9.45am Session Only)

Cost/Session:

Tiny Learner(0-2): $0

Little Learner (3-14): $5*

Big Learner (15+): $0

All  under 18’s must be accompanied by at least one adult (18+) or a parent.

We understand that life can be unpredictable so bookings for our 4pm sessions are not required with walk-ins are most welcome.

Payment Options:

Onsite: Cash, Bank Transfer

Prepaid: Online at BOOK NOW!

(*Note: Paid ticket purchases on Trybooking incur a 50c ticket fee imposed by Trybooking)

Members of the Ballaarat Astronomical Society get 20% off the listed prices and 10% at the 3rd Rock Cafe. (Free entry for Members assisting to run the program (WWCC required if assisting). To learn more about membership visit our membership information page.

 

 

 


Meet our Education Officer:

A Woman Standing behind a white telescope arms outstreched.

Name: Kirralee (Kirra)

Favourite Planet: Saturn

Favourite Astrophysicist: Dr Rebecca Smethurst (Dr. Becky on Youtube.)

Education: Bachelor of Mathematical Science (Federation University). Currently working towards Graduate Diploma of Science (Astrophysics)

Interests: Cross Stitch, Sudoku, Star Trek, Pure Mathematics, Astronomy, The Sims, Coffee

Little Learners Role: Program Coordinator and Runner

Email: education@ballaratobservatory.org.au

“I’m excited to help young people, all the way from newborn up learn about science and astronomy. I want everyone to know that science  and learning can be fun!” – Kirralee

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
April 4 @ 09:45
End:
June 27 @ 16:45

Venue

Ballarat Observatory
439 Cobden St
Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Details

Start:
April 4 @ 09:45
End:
June 27 @ 16:45

Venue

Ballarat Observatory
439 Cobden St
Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350 Australia
+ Google Map
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