Attendee: $15 (1 guardian spot included, supervision required)
Location: Perth Observatory
Date: 17th, 19th, and 24th of January
Time: 10:00 am till 12:00 noon (Doors open at: 9:30 am)

Come along to the Perth Observatory this school holiday to learn about stars, constellations, meteors, and our Sun!

Our school holiday programs are designed for children aged 6-12 and will take approximately 2 hours. Children must be supervised by at least one guardian throughout the program.

Choose between one of the activities below or come along to all three!

Star Light Star Bright

Learn about stars, constellations, and how Astronomers discover new stars, planets, and asteroids.

In this program, we will look at one of our historical telescopes and how it used photographic plates to find new stars. We will then go on a tour of our night sky (through the program Stellarium) and the constellations that make it up.

Our Special Star

Learn about our Sun, the light and energy it gives off and how we can use it to tell the time, or power our electronics.

In this program, we will look through a solar telescope at our sun and learn about sunspots and solar flares, and how we can use shadows to tell the time.

Crash Landing!

Learn about the rocks that float in space and what happens when they crash land into the Earth.

In this program, we will observe a real meteorite and learn about what happens when they land on Earth. Then we will make our own meteors and learn about impact craters.

Book Now

To book your spot(s) at one of our school holiday programs right now, you need to enter the number of attendees coming and then click the date in the booking calendar. A green background denotes there is still space on the School Holiday Programs, while the red background denotes the School Holiday Programs is fully booked.

Once you’ve done that, click on the Book Now button and that will take you to the checkout section where you can pay.

You’ll get a confirmation email and on the night the host will ask you for the name the booking was under and then mark you off on the booking sheet.

Step 1: Choose the number of people that are coming