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Contest – Name the Exoplanet

August 29th, 2019

  In partnership with the Canadian Astronomical Society, we are excited to invite all Canadian classrooms to participate in Canada’s Name an Exoplanet Contest. This is an excellent opportunity to get your students excited about science, and to learn more about astronomy and the fascinating field of exoplanet discovery and research. You have until September […]

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Eratosthenes Experiment – Fall 2019

August 13th, 2019

This Fall All Canadian Classrooms are Invited to Measure the Earth!  A 2000 year old experiment can be easily recreated in your classroom, letting your students get an accurate measurement of the circumference of the Earth! This experiment, based on Greek mathematician Eratosthenes’ work, is simple and easily undertaken during the Fall Equinox. Classrooms around […]

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First Image of a Black Hole

May 13th, 2019

Recently the first picture of a black hole has been taken; this is big news! Although this image represents significant scientific breakthroughs, it can be difficult to understand the importance of this bright and fuzzy “doughnut”. Here’s some information to help you share this information with your students. The first thing we need to understand […]

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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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