People have been marveling at the night sky for millennia; it is a source of wonder for people of all ages and cultures. Through a series of fun challenges, students will learn about the celestial objects and phenomena that can be observed with our own eyes or with the help of a telescope.
This program is virtual via Zoom. We have implemented the following measures to ensure that our virtual programming is safe and secure:
- Waiting room to prevent uninvited guests from joining the meeting
- Controls in place to control if and when students can chat and share content
- End-to-end encryption to ensure proper security
- Recording of program is not permitted by any party
This program will cover the following curriculum-related topics and themes across a range of grade levels. The content can be adapted, based on the needs of the group.
Identification of celestial bodies and their relationships within our solar system.
Properties of Light
Characteristics and properties of light and their impact on how we perceive the universe and the operation of a telescope.
Behaviour of Light
Reflection and refraction in a telescope to produce magnification.
Celestial navigation technologies.
Technologies for space observation
Technologies used for observing space such as telescopes and satellites.
Historical and cultural interpretations of constellations observable from Earth.
Capturing the wonders of space in art and photography.
An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.
After you book your program, we will provide information about the program set up and any supplies you/your students will need to maximize your experience.
We request a maximum of 30 students or one classroom per session, in order maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.
Booking requests can be made through our Online Reservation Request Form.