Jun 8 2011

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"

New Grade 9 Space Exploration Resources Introduced

Sky Scan* gives you an easy way to meet objectives of Unit E Space Exploration of the Science 9 curriculum while doing “real science.” Whether it is a field trip to the new University of Alberta Observatory for day or evening observing or the in-class use of a simple radio telescope to detect meteors entering the Earth’s atmosphere Sky Scan offers a meaningful, hands-on, budget-friendly way to meet your curriculum outcomes on:
origins and makeup of the solar system
planets, satellites, and orbits
science of optical and radio telescopes
position and motion of objects in space
predicting phenomena such as meteor showers - and more

In the 2011-12 school year, subject to availability Sky Scan will provide:

“real science” learning resource persons and activities for Unit E Space Exploration in Edmonton-area schools
classroom visits by an astronomer or field trips to the U of A Observatory at no cost to schools except transportation
one-month loan of “Millenium” telescopes plus training
a simple radio telescope for observing meteors
training and assistance in support of enhancing unit outcomes

Visit our website at http://www.skyscan.ca, and follow the link “Science 9" for more information on this not-for-profit initiative. If you want to take advantage of the program click on the “Science 9 Signup Form.”

Contact me at skyscantwo@gmail.com or phone 780-444-9095 with questions about participating, or to get more information.


Dave Cleary

Project Coordinator

Sky Scan

*Sky Scan is a joint project of the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta, and the Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.


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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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