Starlab Education provides inspiring astronomy and earth science presentations throughout Queensland.
Fully trained presenters visit your school or venue with a ‘Cosmodome Science Theatre & Planetarium’ or a ‘Starlab Planetarium’ to provide educational programs tailored to suit your level of interest and understanding. By removing the costs of time and transport of excursions Starlab Education delivers a quality educational experience at an affordable price.
Starlab Education operates throughout Queensland including metropolitan, regional and remote areas to provide all students with the opportunity to utilize this valuable educational resource.
Starlab Education is available for day or night presentations. A 'Night Activity' visit includes the Cosmodome Science Theatre & Planetarium or Starlab Planetarium followed by telescope viewing of the moon, planets, stars and galaxies accompanied by an outdoor laser guided tour of the sky.
Starlab Education is available for schools, incentives and rewards, community development, general entertainment, promotions, fundraisers, vacation care and camps.
Starlab Education School Science Presentations
Starlab Education provides an exhilarating learning experience with curriculum-based presentations designed to meet requirements of the Australian National Curriculum and Queensland Studies Authority.
Suggested topics from Primary Connections and Essential Learning curriculums are also available along with general astronomy topics. Program sessions are scheduled to ensure minimal disruption to your normal daily timetable and tailored to suit the level of understanding of the students. Please refer to Quick Links column for more detail on curriculum topics.
Some suggested topics presented include:
- Phases of the moon
- Solar & lunar eclipse
- The moon and tides
- Spinning in space
- Shadows, Day and night
- The reason for seasons
- Living on Earth & in space
- Our Earth’s history
- Earth’s place in the Solar System
- Our solar system
- The planets & their orbits
- Sizes & distances in space
- Stars & constellations
- Our changing climate
- Signs of the zodiac
- Formation of galaxies & stars
- Big Bang Theory
- Black Holes
- Origins of life
- Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection
- Southern Cross as a compass
- and much more…..
Starlab Education operates throughout Queensland. Presenters make regular visits to all the main regions in South East Queensland from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and north along the Central Coast to Rockhampton. Starlab presenters regularly visit Toowoomba, the Downs, Warwick and Logan districts. Starlab Education can also visit Central, Western and North Queensland.