Astronomy workshop in Yukon

14 November 2016



Astronomy in the Classroom - A Workshop for Yukon Educators

14 November 2016 - Whitehorse, Yukon


We are pleased to collaborate with the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) to offer a full-day astronomy workshop for teachers in Whitehorse, Yukon.


We welcome all educators from elementary and secondary levels (K-12) who would like to discover new resources for teaching astronomy and get a chance to discuss strategies for connecting students with the sky! 


Workshop Program


This free, one-day workshop offers:

  • An introduction to "Discover the Universe" by creator Julie Bolduc-Duval.
  • A "Solar System Essentials" informational session hosted by Dr. Van Laerhoven.
  • Q&A panel discussion with U of T astronomers.
  • Hands-on demo session with Stellarium, a free planetarium software.
  • Special session hosted by Shirley Adamson, a local elder from the Ta'an Kwäch'än First Nations council, on indigenous astronomy perspectives and Yukon sky stories.
  • Walk through of our specially-developed "Reasons for the Seasons" classroom investigation kit. This unique activity kit is comprised of both sky observing modules and in-class lab activities, and is designed to be suitable for all grade levels.
  • A comprehensive overview of free, online astronomy education resources.


The program for the day has been developed to target new, 2016-2017 science curriculum for BC/Yukon. The workshop event will be held in English, but materials and follow-up support from “Discover the Universe” and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be available in both English and French. If possible, please bring your own laptop to follow the demonstration of the popular program Stellarium.


Workshop attendees are invited to attend the free CASCA-Westar Public Lecture "Keep Calm & Orbit On" presented by Dr. Christa Van Laerhoven from the University of Toronto. 



We have lifted the registration deadline - if interested, please register now!

Registration is free but space is limited. Please register now by following the instructions below.

Unfortunately, this training is complete. Feel free to register for our upcoming training.