Category Archives: 2019

Activities

The project: – Visited young indigenous people in Quebec, Wendake, and Trois-Rivieres: 3 presentations were organized to present astronomy, Indigenous astronomy, and the career of the first indigenous woman to obtain a PhD in astronomy – Visited the festival of popular astronomy in Mont-Megantic: 3 groupes reached this festival and visited the professional Observatory of […]

Teacher workshops and activities

Behold the Sky is an ongoing project that consists in the loan of solar PST telescopes and education material (AstroKits) to teachers that are also trained in solar astrophysics topics. The project offers pedagogical advice for the teachers on how to perform empirical science activities with their students.  Website In addition, we plan two major […]

New website

The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme aimed at women undergraduate and postgraduate physics students, mostly from developing countries, to try to improve gender equality in physics. We target women in physics departments with few or no woman role models and use mentoring by senior female researchers at other institutes to empower them […]

Sonic orbiter

SYSTEM Sounds were selected as artists in residence for a new collaboration between the Ontario Science Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In July they premiered the Sonic Orbiter, an arcade-style game that lets people create music with the craters of the Moon. A simple joystick controls the path of an orbiter over the […]

update: activities

In previous years Starlight in the university lab (Astrolab) was developed in Rwanda, Nigeria, and Zambia. Astrolab is an enquiry-based lab for undergraduate students. We organised a workshop in 2018 to give future tutors a thorough training to enable them to direct and monitor students performing their projects. The objectives for 2019 are : • […]