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Ancient Astronomy for Kids
Ancient Astronomy for Kids

Ancient Astronomy for Kids

Explore ancient Greek astronomy and learn to construct your own telescope and astrolabe in a school holiday workshop for ages 7–14.

Event Information

13 July 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


The ancient Greeks are responsible for much of our knowledge about the natural sciences, especially when it comes to astronomy! Although thousands of years old, their methods, discoveries and myths about the stars can still be easily applied to stargazing today.

In this school holiday workshop, we'll explore the key concepts of Greek astronomy, how the stars were used to navigate, the tools ancient people used to study the night sky, and the myths they told to explain what they saw. Participants will come away from the workshop with the ability to identify constellations;  a telescope of your own making; and take home materials to construct your own astrolabe, which you can use to track the movements of the planets and constellations!

This workshop is ideal for kids who are curious about science, history and mythology, from ages 7–14. Tickets include all materials, and Museum general admission after the workshop.


  • Kids' Workshop Admission

    +$0.50 service fee



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