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Schools in space program

Our new Schools in Space program is being piloted at Discovery Centre. The program is intended for school year levels 7 to 12. 

If you would like to bring your primary school class, we ask that the teacher attend a general session first.

Standard session

Students will receive a welcome and presentation from our Space Communicators. They will then have time to explore our Space Gallery and Careers Hub.

This is a 75 minute session.

Bookings are available for up to 40 students.

Operation: Eyes on Earth workshop

Students will discover what it takes to build an earth observation satellite mission in this interactive design thinking workshop. They will collaborate in teams to complete challenges and tasks across 6 mission planning phases:

  • design
  • assemble
  • test
  • launch
  • operate
  • close-out.

This is a 90 minute session.

Bookings are available for up to 30 students.

Operation: Goldilocks (virtual session)

Online 45 minute session intended for school year levels 4 and above. Join us on Thursdays at 2pm during school term.

Discover the secrets to life in our solar system as the story of Goldilocks is reimagined. Participants will explore our solar system learning about the evolution of our planetary neighbours and how their environments shape life on Earth.

Session requirements: personal computer or tablet able to run the NASA's eyes website

Book your tickets to Operation: Goldilocks via Trybooking.

Virtual session: Q and A with a space guest

Ask a Space Expert!

Join us on Wednesday afternoons during the school term to get an insight into what a career in space really looks like, as well as answering any questions you may have.

From your classroom or your home, you and your students can book into any of our sessions. Sessions go for 45 minutes.

We will be hosting our sessions on Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to take part.

Please note the general public may attend the session. We will prioritise questions from students wherever possible.

Our space experts:

  • Frank Gallagher from Saber Astronautics, 2pm on 25 May.
  • Robert Hollow from CSIRO, 2pm on 8 June.

Book your free ticket via Trybooking.

Profile pictures of space experts.

Booking a session

School standard sessions and Operation: Eyes on Earth workshops are available:

  • 10am and 12pm Wednesday and Thursday
  • 10am Friday.

Virtual session: Q and A with a Space Guest are available:

  • 2pm Wednesday and Thursday

Teachers can book a session by emailing our team at book@discover.space.gov.au with:

  • your name
  • contact phone number
  • school
  • year level
  • group size including adults and students (see student numbers for each session type)
  • choice of session – standard, workshop or virtual
  • 3 prospective dates.

Our school programs are free of charge.

Please note school bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance.

School holiday program term 2 2022 coming soon

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Health & Safety Information

Duty of Care rests with the teachers or adults associated with each group.

Liability insurance and conserving visitor safety through Workplace Health & Safety initiatives are core components of the Australian Space Discovery Centre’s operations.

COVID-19

Please arrive at your allocated time for induction. All visitors are encouraged to wear masks when inside the Discovery Centre. Masks are not supplied so we ask that visitors bring their own.

Any student or teacher who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, sore throat, cough or a fever, must not attend the Australian Space Discovery Centre.

See further information on SA COVID-19 directions.

Drop off zones for school coaches

The closest drop off zone for school coaches is on the western side of Frome Road, in front of the University of South Australia. There is an event bus park just after the main bus stop.

Connect with us 

Contact us 

  • Email info@discover.space.gov.au  
  • Phone 08 8432 1400 
  • Head office: Lot Fourteen, McEwin Building. North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000 
  • Write to us at Australian Space Agency, GPO Box 2013, CANBERRA ACT 2601 
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