Jun 9 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 6 Sky Science Resources Introduced

Sky Scan* gives you an easy 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 the loan of a telescope with training to observe the night sky, 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 2011-12 school year, subject to availability Sky Scan will provide:

classroom visits by an astronomer or day or evening visits to the U of A Observatory at no cost to schools except transportation
one-month loan of “Millenium” telescopes plus training
training and assistance in support of enhancing unit outcomes

Visit our website at http://www.skyscan.ca, and follow the link “Sky Science 6" for more information on this not-for-profit initiative. If you want to take advantage of the program click on the “Sky Science 6 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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