Would you like to know how our universe started? Are you interested in how stars work, or how our universe has developed the properties we see today?
If you answered yes to these questions and you're a current WA TEE student in Year 11 or 12, check out UWA's ‘A Day in the Life of an Astronomy Student'. For one fantastic day in the July school holidays you can take part in lots of exciting activities and demonstrations to explore the field of astronomy at UWA, including:
- Locating and viewing sunspots
- Learning about radio telescopes and their part in the Square Kilometre Array; the biggest earth-based science project Australia and the world have ever embarked on
- Viewing the Tesla Coil
- Discussions with current UWA staff and students about study, research and career opportunities in astronomy
This fantastic event is happening on Tuesday, 14th July 2009, at no cost to participants. Places are limited so if you are interested in attending, speak to your school's career counsellor or contact the UWA Prospective Students Office on (08) 6488 2477 for more information and an application form. Applications close on Friday, 12th June 2009.