Direct From: The Milky Way

The Milky Way

With the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 – 2:00 PM MT


Grades 4–6


Royal Astronomical Society of Canada


Per class online (up to 35 students): $85
Individual student/household: $5

Need some space? Direct From can send students to the Milky Way!

Need some space? Join an expert from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on a virtual journey through the Milky Way galaxy! Students will explore the solar system and neighbouring galaxies, learn how to identify constellations and learn about the technology used to explore our skies.

Alberta curriculum connections:

  • Grade 4 Science (new): Space: Investigating and describing objects in space in connection to daily life.
  • Grade 5 Science (new): Space: Investigating and interpreting astronomical phenomena.
  • Grade 6: Sky Science
  • Grade 6 Science (new): Space: Analyzing and representing celestial bodies of the solar system.

Topics explored:

  • The sun and our solar system.
  • Astronomical phenomena, such as moon phases and auroras.
  • Constellations.
  • Celestial bodies such as dwarf planets and comets.
  • Technologies used to view objects in space and explore the solar system.

For more information or to book, please contact [email protected] or call 403.817.6800.


TELUS Spark Science Centre gratefully acknowledges Repsol Oil & Gas Canada for their generous support of the award-winning Direct From series.

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