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Astronomy Resources

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.

Starcharts and Activity Templates

Download a variety of tools like monthly starcharts, templates for constructing a planisphere, and two sundials.

Astronomy Videos

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.