Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia's oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation's scientific history. The Observatory comprises a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, a shop, a lecture theatre, a historic 29cm lens telescope built in 1874, a 42cm computer controlled telescope and hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, beautiful gardens and the beanbag planetarium. Throughout the year the observatiory holds, nightly tours, continuous and rotating exhibitions as well as educational or special events and functions.
Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?
I am participating for a chance to study abroad and to get work experience.
What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?
I hope to accomplish valuable work for the company I intern with.
What do you hope to learn on your internship?
I hope to learn how to handle myself in a professional environment and to get a look at a career I might possibly want to pursue.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"
I plan to travel to New Zealand and to less urban areas in Australia.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"
I anticipate the travelling throughout Sydney and New Zealand to be the highlights.
I am SUPERRRRR excited!!!!