Education & Outreach

In CAASTRO, we are committed to making all-sky astrophysics accessible and engaging for the public and for students – the next generation of scientists! – and we are very lucky to have such active members and such good science communicators. Our approach to astronomy outreach and school education is a healthy mix of face-to-face activities and new media.


CAASTRO Education & Training programs:

  • CAASTRO in the Classroom: our established outreach program designed to engage Australian school students and teachers with research scientists via video conferencing, Skype Q&A and live streaming
  • Bright Stars: our new mentoring program for high school students to encourage careers in STEM disciplines

  • The Cosmic Adventures of Alice & Bob: our fully-illustrated comic book for readers of all ages, promoting science research, diversity and commitment (launched 18 March 2017)


CAASTRO Science Awareness programs:

  • Annual Astrofestivals: pioneered by the Astronomy & Space Science Collective ‘Astronomy WA’ in Perth, we are organising similar public events in Sydney and Melbourne


CAASTRO Outreach Partnerships:

  • Museum Victoria: for the production of the planetarium show "Capturing the Cosmos" (launched on 21 March 2016) and educational resources
  • Telescopes in Schools: for astronomy outreach in high schools in Melbourne and regional Victoria and astrophotography competitions