Grade 6

University of Alberta observatory domes


"Thank you so much for visiting our class on Friday! The kids loved it...they thought it was pretty cool to meet a "real" Astronomer! Thanks again, Janine"


Sky Scan gives you an easy and free way to meet objectives of Unit C Sky Science for the Grade 6 Science curriculum. Whether it is a field trip to the new University of Alberta Observatory for day or evening observing or hosting a star party at your school, Sky Scan offers a meaningful, hands-on, budget-friendly way to meet your curriculum outcomes on: 

the Sun, Moon and the solar system 
stars, constellations and planets in the night sky 
seasonal changes, phases of the Moon 
our solar system in the larger universe

In the 2013-14 school year, subject to availability, Sky Scan will provide:

classroom visits by an astronomer 
day or evening visits to the U of A Observatory at no cost to your school except transportation 
an evening Star Party at your school 
training and assistance in support of enhancing unit outcomes

Sky Scan is a collaboration between the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and the Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada with the support of the Edmonton Science Outreach Network.

If you want to take advantage of the program click on the Sky Science 6 Signup Form (link here).

For more information see the University of Alberta's Department of Physics website -

Copyright 1999-2015 by Sky Scan, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the 

Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Department of Physics (University of Alberta)

and the

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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