Cosmic Journeys

Our vast universe has been a guiding force for cultures and explorers for centuries. Anishinaabe culture and storytelling is greatly influenced by the natural cycles of our solar system, and fur trade navigators, such as David Thompson, used the sun, stars and celestial bodies to create maps that would shape the borders of North America. Participants will join the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory astronomers as they demonstrate how the marvels of the Earth, solar system and the unknown influence our lives. 

Curriculum Links:

  • Science & Technology
  • Social Studies, History & Geography


Grade Suitability: 1–6

Availability: Virtual: September to June (day or night)

Length: 1 hour

Cost (+HST): $135 per class