School Holidays

Blast into astronomy with a space-themed Scitech this January!

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Whizz around Scitech exploring our brand-new feature exhibition Planet Pioneers, create your own satellite in our Tinkering Space, explore astronomy in the biggest Planetarium in the southern hemisphere, experience a rocket ship through our virtual reality headsets and much more.

Plus, complete a Junior Cadet, Cadet or Space Quest journey to receive your limited-edition Space Academy badge!

Scitech is an indoors venue offering free parking (limited spaces), coffee facilities, a large eating area and free wifi.

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Meet the Scientists
Got a burning space-related question? Cure your curiosity by chatting to scientists working in the field of astronomy. More...
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Mon 1 NY day      
Tue 2
11-1:30PM
Rick Tonello Astronomy Education Services Light - the Key to a Cosmic Mystery talk and Cosmic Ray Display
Wed 3
10AM & 11AM
Carol Redford Stargazers Galaxy Girl's Telescope Tips and Stargazing Secrets
Wed 3
2:30PM
Soheil Koushan International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Cosmology
Thur 4
11-1:30PM
Rick Tonello Gingin Discovery Centre What on Earth are Gravitational Waves? talk and Spacetime Simulator
Fri 5
11AM
Soheil Koushan International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Cosmology
Sat 6
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Volunteers Perth Observatory Activities such as balloon races and make-your-own-craters
Sat 6
11:15AM & 12:30PM
Roger Groom Astro Photography Australia Astrophotography for Beginners
Sun 7
11:15AM & 12:30PM
Roger Groom Astro Photography Australia Astrophotography for Beginners
Sun 7
2:30PM
Soheil Koushan International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Cosmology
Mon 8
10:30AM
Chris Power International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research What Happens When Stars Die
Tue 9 11-1:30PM Rick Tonello Astronomy Education Services Light - the Key to a Cosmic Mystery talk and Cosmic Ray Display
Tue 9
2:30PM
Leah Kalimeris    
Wed 10
11AM
Guillaume Drouart International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Tthe Quest to Understand Supermassive Black Holes
Wed 10
2PM
David Gozzard International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Science of the Martian and egg drop activity
Thur 11 11-1:30PM Rick Tonello Gingin Discovery Centre What on Earth are Gravitational Waves? talk and Spacetime Simulator
Fri 12 11AM Renae Sayers Curtin Planetary Science Planetary Science Adventures
Fri 12 3:30PM Soheil Koushan International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Cosmology
Sat 13 9-5PM Volunteers Perth Observatory Activities such as balloon races and make-your-own-craters
Sat 13 11AM Renae Sayers Curtin Planetary Science Planetary Science Adventures
Sun 14 12PM Aidan Hotan CSIRO Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
Mon 15 10:30AM Chris Power International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research The Cosmic Web of the Universe
Tue 16 11-1:30PM Rick Tonello Astronomy Education Services Light - the Key to a Cosmic Mystery talk and Cosmic Ray Display
Tue 16 2:30PM Leah Kalimeris    
Wed 17 10AM & 11AM Carol Redford Stargazers Galaxy Girl's Telescope Tips and Stargazing Secrets
Wed 17 2PM David Gozzard International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Science of the Martian and egg drop activity
Thur 18 2:30PM Leah Kalimeris    
Fri 19 11am Renae Sayers Curtin Planetary Science Planetary Science Adventures
Fri 19 2PM Guillaume Drouart International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research The Quest to Understand Supermassive Black Holes
Sat 20 9-5PM Volunteers Perth Observatory Activities such as balloon races and make-your-own-craters
Sat 20 11AM Renae Sayers Curtin Planetary Science Planetary Science Adventures
Sun 21 11:15AM & 12:30PM Roger Groom Astro Photography Australia Astrophotography for Beginners
Mon 22 10:30AM Chris Power International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research What Happens When Stars Die
Mon 22 1:30PM - 3:30PM David Gozzard International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Science of the Martian and egg drop activity
Tue 23 11AM Aidan Hotan CSIRO Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
Tue 23 2:30PM Leah Kalimeris ICRAR / Scitech The Universe beyond the human eye
Wed 24 11AM Guillaume Drouart International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research The Quest to Understand Supermassive Black Holes
Wed 24 2PM Aidan Hotan CSIRO Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
Thur 25 11-1:30PM Rick Tonello Gingin Discovery Centre What on Earth are Gravitational Waves? talk and Spacetime Simulator
Fri 26 Australia Day      
Sat 27 9-5PM Volunteers Perth Observatory Activities such as balloon races and make-your-own-craters
Sun 28 11AM Ronniy Joseph International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research The Universe as Swiss Cheese
Sun 28 2:30PM Soheil Koushan International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Cosmology
Mon 29 10:30AM Chris Power International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research The Cosmic Web of the Universe
Mon 29 2PM Teresa Slaven-Blair ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery Gravitational Waves
Tue 30 2:30PM Leah Kalimeris ICRAR / Scitech Stars are amazing, don't let our sun fool you
Wed 31 10 AM & 11AM Carol Redford Stargazers Galaxy Girl's Telescope Tips and Stargazing Secrets
Planet Pioneers
Do you have what it takes to explore, adapt and survive on another planet?

Scitech’s new feature exhibition, Planet Pioneers will challenge visitors with driving a 4-D Surface Exploration Vehicle, flying a virtual drone to solve environmental issues and experiencing G-Force in a spinning capsule.

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Virtual Reality Space Experience
Achieve your dream of space flight through our virtual reality headsets.

Created by Samsung and inspired by the Soyuz 30 spaceflight in 1978, blast off and see Earth from the perspective of a cosmonaut in space.
Age 13+ only, operating 10-4pm every day.

The Tinkering Space
Build your very own satellite in an astronaut glovebox and then pick your favourite constellation to make into a viewing tube to take home! 

Tinker satellites

Choose the components you need to make a satellite, then test your manual dexterity to build it in an astronaut glovebox. There’s the option to take home your own model satellite kit from our vending machine.

Constellation tubes

Pick your favourite constellation to make into a viewing tube to take home.



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