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SC@M in Space Astronomy Club

SC@M in Space Astronomy Club is dedicated to scientific enquiry about space.  Each week we learn about and explore different space phenomena.

The major objectives for SC@M in Space are:

1. To promote a love of astronomy within Mitchelton State School.

2. To engage the children in star-viewing nights and develop their understanding of the use of telescopes and astronomical events.

3.  To liaise with external astronomy clubs.

Children from Grade 3 – 6 may join the Astronomy Club.

SC@M in Space has been supported by Arrow Energy with a $2000 grant. This allowed us to buy 2 Dobsonian telecsopes, x 1 Nexstar telescope and a Celestron telescope. The range of scopes were purchased so as to allow the children to develop a wider range of skills. SC@M in Space is also supported by CSIRO visiting scientist Mr Emanuel Polichronis and several community members.

SC@M in Space will hold regular star-viewing nights for its members and their families over the year.