Welcome to SkyWatch!

SkyWatch Astronomy Education is a South Australian owned and based company that is dedicated to encouraging children, educators and the general public to learn about and appreciate the wonders of the Universe. We have visited over 300 schools across South Australia over the last few years: We bring the Universe to you!

    Planetarium and Movie Theatre
SkyWatch Astronomy Education brings you the MirrorDome*, a Portable Planetarium and traveling theatre that will accommodate a class of 30 children (see next page). This new and exciting technology enthrals children and adults alike with its realistic display of the sky and its wonderful 360 degree movies. It can be set up in any room with a ceiling height of 3.6m. A low cost and exciting incursion to supplement your science program!
(*Note: The MirrorDome was developed by researchers at the Swinburne University, and is also known as a “CosmoDome” or “SkyDome” in other Australian states: see http://www.cosmodome.net.) 

   Star Viewing Nights
As well as bringing the MirrorDome portable planetarium into your classroom, SkyWatch Astronomy Education conducts star viewing nights with the latest telescopes and viewing aids, Professional Development opportunities for teachers, and provides curriculum-based lesson plans and materials covering a wide range of Astronomical topics. We cater for all ages and standards. We will come to camps and conferences and provide exciting observational experiences for all ages.
   Professional Development and After-dinner Talks
SkyWatch Astronomy Education supports professional and business organisations and business conferences with lectures, illustrated after-dinner talks (on a variety of astronomy-related topics) and star viewing evenings. An exciting and different option for your next Professional Development seminar or dinner!
  All your Astronomy Education and Observing needs
SkyWatch has the experience, contacts and expertise to provide advice and support in any area of observational astronomy, equipment procurement and maintenance, and program development. Feel free to contact us any time!

Our website is regularly updated, so come back to check us as we progressively provide you with links and resources to cater for all your Astronomy Education and star viewing needs. 
See the following pages for a list of the programs and support we offer, bookings, curriculum connections, contact details, prices, ideas for camps, details about the MirrorDome Portable Planetarium and other resources.    



>>> Monthly Star Chart and “The Night Sky”; a regular article about what is happening in the sky each month.

>>> Expanded links to sites for Teachers and others interested in developing their astronomical understanding (see programs and activities):