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Tue, 18 Apr


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Challenge: Explore the Sky ... and Exoplanets!

Observe the sky with your students and identify planets, stars, and constellations!

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Challenge: Explore the Sky ... and Exoplanets!
Challenge: Explore the Sky ... and Exoplanets!


18 Apr 2023, 12:00

Online activity

About the Workshop

Our annual observational challenge is back!

There are fascinating objects and phenomena to observe in the sky, day or night. Invite your students to observe the Sun, the different phases of the Moon, the planets of our Solar system, and the constellations! This challenge will allow young people to deepen their knowledge of the sky, and thereby (re)connect them to nature. As a bonus, they will learn more about exoplanets: planets outside our Solar System!

Between December 2022 and the end of January 2023, your students will be able to attempt various observations visible to the naked eye—even in the city. They will be asked to note their observations on the challenge sheet. Some information is already available in our blog.

By registering for the challenge as a teacher, you will receive the activity sheet and all the documentation you need to carry out this activity with your students. In addition, we will write to you regularly to remind you of upcoming observations and give you tips for observing!

This activity is presented in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Exoplanets in Montreal, as part of the project Exoplanets in the Classroom funded by the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec.

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