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New funding for Discover the Universe

September 20th, 2018

Discover the Universe (DU) provides instruction and resources, in French and English, that help science teachers across the country and around the world teach astronomy to their students. DU provides astronomy teaching support through live workshops, webinars and teaching resources for teachers. “Astronomy is a vast subject and it is intimidating to teach it when […]

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Astronomy Lectureship Program

March 20th, 2018

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) would like to offer remote communities or organizations the opportunity to host a Westar Lecture.  As part of its commitment to share science with the public, CASCA will provide the necessary funding for a distinguished Canadian astronomer to visit the community for a two-day stay.  He or she will give a […]

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Indigenous Perspectives on Solar Eclipses

May 30th, 2017

This is a video created for our webinar about the August 21st solar eclipse. The presenter, Laurie Rousseau-Nepton is from the First Nations community Mashteuiatsh in Quebec and is now an astronomer with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

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Workshop for teachers in Edmonton – CASCA2017

March 22nd, 2017

We will be presenting an astronomy workshop for teachers during the annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society in Edmonton. Come meet scientists and learn about new classroom activities. Tuesday May 30, 2017 on the campus of the University of Alberta Click here for more information and to register (it’s free).

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SEVEN NEW EXOPLANETS

March 6th, 2017

Information for teachers about the discovery of seven terrestrial planets around the star TRAPPIST-1 Download the PowerPoint presentation here.

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IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS IN YUKON AND BC

October 6th, 2016

Full-day workshop for teachers in Whitehorse – November 14, 2016 We are happy to collaborate with the Canadian Astronomical Society to offer a free full-day workshop for teachers in Whitehorse. The workshop will be presented in English but bilingual staff will be on site.    Visit this page for more information and to register  Workshop […]

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CONNECTING CANADIAN CLASSROOMS WITH THE CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE

August 31st, 2016

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope to allow Canadian teachers to connect their classrooms live with an astronomer in Hawaii.   This 3.6-meter telescope, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, has been a world leader in astronomical research for nearly 40 years. Canada plays a major role since […]

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TEACHERS’ WORKSHOPS IN WINNIPEG AND LONDON

April 26th, 2016

1-day workshop in Winnipeg – June 1st 2016 We are happy to offer a free teachers’ workshop during the annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) which is held in Winnipeg this year.    During this full day of activities, teachers will have the chance to discuss with experts in astronomy, including last years’ […]

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New partnership with the Dunlap Institute

April 7th, 2016

We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. As of January 2016, they are now our main supporter and partner. We wish to thank them for their support and confidence in our program. If you would like to know more about their […]

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DISCOVER THE UNIVERSE GOES INTERNATIONAL!

September 8th, 2015

Discover the Universe is proud to offer an international workshop for teachers, thanks to funding from the Office of Astronomy Development from the International Astronomical Union. This workshop is offered in French to allow teachers from developing French-speaking countries to get access to resources and pedagogical material. We are now collaborating with professionals in Africa […]

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