The awe, beauty, grandeur, and mystery of the night sky inspires and piques the curiosity of everyone across the blue marble that is spaceship Earth. The night sky has inspired artists and scientists to explore the Universe from various lenses. Ultimately, astronomy as field of inquiry aims to build a collective understanding of both the fundamental physical mechanisms operating in the Universe, and our place as a species in the vast Cosmos.
This project aims to explore the potential of using astronomy, as a gateway to engage more students with STEM, and highlight the deep connections between STEM and non-STEM disciplines. Engaging more students with STEM is a national priority for Australia not only for pathways into STEM careers but for developing STEM skills for the population, including future leaders and policy makers.