Category Archives: AstroMcGill’s “Adopt an Astronomer” or Space Explorers program

McGill Physics Space Explorers Program: Final report

The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has become an established program in the community. We have a steady partnership with several local primary schools, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Pairs of volunteers from the physics department visit classrooms (grades 4-6, ages 9-12) on average 5 times over the course of the school year. During […]


The McGill Space Explorers program (formerly Adopt an Astronomer ) has been very active since September 2015. For the past four months, a group of volunteers in the Department of Physics at McGill has been planning and facilitating inquiry-based physics and astronomy lessons to be delivered in primary schools. The volunteers have been paired with classrooms (grades 4 to […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Sebastien Guillot, Project location: Quebec, Canada Project description: AstroMcGill, the astronomy outreach group at McGill University, will organise a new program called “Adopt an Astronomer”. This program will send McGill University’s young professional astronomers (graduate students or post-doctoral researchers) to primary school classrooms around Québec, multiple times a year. In other words, […]