Astronomy Tour with an Astrophysicist at Home

Journey through the galaxy at home with this unique online class!



75 mins Class size 10 to 100     label $17

Embark on a virtual captivating space journey with no boundaries in time and space led by an astrophysicist, all from the comfort of your couch!

Join us on Zoom for a fun, interactive and insightful online astronomy tour and fascinating storytelling. This online experience is perfect for all ages, families, groups, school groups and even date nights.

Looking for unique and informative team building activities? Learn all about the stars with your teammates and keep connected while you work remotely!

Astrophysicist Dimitri Douchin, PhD will be your host on this exploration through space and you'll have opportunities to ask him any questions you might have about astronomy throughout the class.

This immersive live online experience includes:

  • Introduction to the Southern Sky and navigation tips
  • Hovering over Jupiter, Saturn and Venus
  • Constellation storytelling through the lens of different cultures
  • Ask anything to an Astronomer
  • Surprises!


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No astronomical knowledge or preparation is required.
 
What to bring
  • Your curiosity and enthusiasm.
  • Optional: Grab your beverage of choice - cuppa, vino you name it. Hot chocolate and marshmallows are strongly encouraged.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 6 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

Your teacher
Blue Mountains Stargazing
Blue Mountains Stargazing

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At age 8, Dr Dimitri Douchin declared “I want to be an astrophysicist”. He studied Physics and Fundamental Physics in Paris then left his French hometown to start his PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics which he received in 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

He boasts 10 years of guide experience at prestigious astro-tourism organisations, University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand; Macquarie University; Sydney Observatory; at the ultra-luxury Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains.

Dimitri is currently Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University researching how various people around the world study the sky—a new and trendy science known at Cultural Astronomy. He is investigating the potential significance of the Sky for the local Indigenous communities in the Blue Mountains area in collaboration with the communities, as well as exploring the potential of satellite imagery for local archaeoastronomy.

With his fiancée Caroline, he is running stargazing tours under the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains’s dark skies, 1h30 from Sydney in Australia, with dramatic escarpment and valley views as a backdrop. The couple also runs bespoke events such as Wine Tasting Stargazing and Dinners Under The Stars.

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