Field Trips

Teachers! Bring your class to the University of Alberta Observatory! Free visits for school groups and other education-oriented groups.


If you are interested in arranging for a virtual observing session and/or virtual astronomy presentation to your class, please fill out this form to indicate your interest. Once we are able to arrange a virtual class visit, we will contact you.



Astronomy is a science that easily captures the imagination of children and can serve as a gateway to help a child develop interests in all areas of science. Our goal is to encourage active learning through exploration of topics set by the Alberta curriculum guidelines. In particular, we can help you meet the learning goals of Unit C Sky Science in Science 6 and Unit E Space Exploration in Science 9.

Teachers of other grades and leaders of other education-oriented groups are also welcome. We do not recommend observatory visits for grades younger than grade 3.

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