While astronomy is making a new appearance in many science courses at
school, discovering the night sky is certainly not limited to the classroom!
Enjoy astronomy through some of these activities designed for the whole
Canadian Junior Astronomer Program
This new initiative of the Canadian Astronomical Society invites students
of all ages to become a Junior Astronomer. Select from a list of things
to find in the sky and on the internet to complete a level, and move
from Star, to Nova, to Supernova. The levels can be completed by the
whole family or parents can help out the younger ones.
Chart for this Month
Download the star chart for this month, and spend the evening outdoors
planet and constellation hunting. Don't forget the flashlight!
Directory of Science Centers and Planetaria
Science centers and planetaria bring out the child in all of us! Use
this link to find the science center, planetarium or observatory (some
of which have public tours) nearest you, as well as contact information.
Tour of the Universe
Sit back with the family and take a tour of the universe from your
computer. From this site, enjoy a slide show of many of the wonders
of the night sky as photographed by amateur astronomers.
Tour of the Night Sky
Starting with the Big Dipper, make your way across the sky finding
constellations and learning about astronomy using this tour of the stars
and accompanying star map.
Astronomy Camping Activities
Take advantage of the dark skies available when camping to do a bit
created by the
CASCA education Webteam, (2003)