[ASC-list] Summer vacation position in science communication - NSW

Helen Sim Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Wed Aug 12 04:18:18 UTC 2009

Summer vacation position in science communication

Working at the Visitors Centre at the Parkes radio telescope in the  
Central West of NSW you will tackle two aspects in this project. The  
first is to develop an informative and engaging presentation on  
astronomy for the public visiting the observatory. You will then  
present this during the holiday season at the Visitors Centre and  
interact with the public. The second task is to develop a resource  
booklet on Parkes and radio astronomy suitable for primary aged  
school children visiting the observatory.

This project is ideally suited to someone studying science education  
or communication, preferably with an interest in astronomy.  
Experience in public speaking or presenting and knowledge or  
experience in science resource development is required. Knowledge of  
Astronomy advantageous but not essential. The successful applicant  
must be available to work over the Christmas period at Parkes.  
Accommodation can be arranged on site at the Parkes Observatory.  
Undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to apply.

More info about the program at; http://www.atnf.csiro.au/research/ 

The Parkes Observatory visitors centre; http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/ 

Application must be submitted through the CSIRO employment website -  

More information: Chris Hollingdrake, Visitors Centre Manager, CSIRO  
Parkes Observatory
chris.hollingdrake at csiro.au
(02) 6861 1777

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