On a crisp Wednesday evening, around 60 parents and children gathered at Sydney Observatory for a family tour. Led by several expert guides, we were able to look through a modern $60,000 computerised telescope and a priceless 145-year-old telescope housed in a beautiful copper dome.
Although there were some clouds and showers around, there were still opportunities to see Jupiter and our own cratered moon. In the planetarium, the guides pointed out some of the wonders of the solar system and of deep space.
Earlier in the month, just under 50 parents attended our latest STEM evening. We tried writing with quills, tying knots in rope and firing a simple air cannon. I know the talk, which included photos taken in Munich, Florence and Los Angeles, made you think of your own travel plans or remember with nostalgia places you had once lived in or visited. -mjp