September 14th, 2014


Discover the Universe activities are back after the summer break. Remember: all our workshops are offered online, in English and French and are completely free!

Special webinar with Canadian astrophotographer Alan Dyer – October 6th

Discover the Universe is happy to welcome Alan Dyer as our guest speaker for this special webinar. Alan Dyer is a well-known Canadian astrophotographor, author and astronomy educator. He will talk to us about his astrophotography adventures, including many worldwide expeditions to chase solar eclipses. You will learn about different astronomical phenomena and be amazed at the beauty of his photographs. Alan will also give us information about the upcoming eclipses visible from Canada: a lunar eclipse on Octobre 8th and a partial solar eclipse on  23rd2014.  Monday October 6th at 1pm (Eastern) – 10am (Pacific)  Details >>>

Workshop for teachers – October 20th to November 7th

Is astronomy part of your school curriculum but you feel uncomfortable teaching it to your students? Would you like to feel more confident and better prepared to answer the many questions your students may have? Is so, then this workshop is for you! During those three weeks, we will explain many astronomical concepts, while giving you tips on how to teach them, activities to use in class and access to many resources. Details >>>

Special webinar : The TMT and the Canadian contribution – November 26th 2014

The next generation of telescopes will have mirrors 30 or 40 metres across. Canada has been involved in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project for many years and construction is now beginning on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. For this webinar, our guest speaker will be Luc Simard, an astrophysicist involved with the TMT since the beginning. He will give us an overview of the project and the role Canadian astronomers are playing in this international endeavour.  Details >>>

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