The United Nations has officially declared 2009 to be the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s discovery of the stars using his now-famous astronomical telescope.
To mark this celebration, the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) is offering a variety of programs and resources to encourage everyone, particularly children and youth, to discover the wonders of astronomy.
Download a variety of tools like monthly starcharts, templates for constructing a planisphere, and two sundials.
View a series of short videos that showcase artifacts from the Museum's collection.
Read, download, or print a selection of posters which provide fun facts about a selection of the Museum’s astronomy-related artifacts.
Learn more about Astronomy Programs held at the Museum.
Our Astronomy Virtual Program helps educators bring a part of the Museum to their students! This program is bursting with engaging activities — from hands-on demonstrations to creative worksheets and project ideas.