Engaging Astronomy – Resources for Educators and Parents

Kirsten Gottschalk

  • Duration: 60min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Date: October 20, 2020 14:30
  • Recorded: Live session with recording available afterwards
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ICRARS Outreach and Education Programme connects with tens of thousands of people every year from all corners of the community, from school students and teachers to science researchers and the local community to the media.
The core purpose of ICRAR’s Outreach and Education program is to promote awareness and interest in science, computing and engineering, improving science literacy and participation in science-related fields.
With lockdown many parents have had to become educators, many educators have had to diversify their approach to teaching methods and continue to try and engage with learners where possible. Join Kirsten Gottschalk as she presents all the resources that Australia has been using to engage learners and the public in Astronomy.


Kirsten Gottschalk is the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Astronomy Ambassador and manages ICRAR’s online presence as well as coordinating the outreach/education side of the Outreach, Education and Communications team at ICRAR. Her background is in Astronomy and Science Communication, and she has a decade’s experience as a science communicator and educator. Kirsten has been a part of the ICRAR outreach team since January 2010.