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Astronomy Classes

The Night Sky

Join us on an informative trip through our night sky in this eight evening observational astronomy class. Learn how to locate and identify planets, stars, constellations, deep-sky objects, and other celestial objects. Explore general sky motions, the celestial co-ordinate sphere, constellation mythology, solar and lunar eclipses, telescopes and astrophotography. Price includes all handouts, a sky chart, a planisphere, the RASC Beginner’s Observing Guide and evening snacks. The new Zeidler Dome (planetarium), the RASC Observatory and the computer classroom will be used throughout the course. This is also an excellent course for teachers teaching grade six Sky Science or for anyone with a general interest in astronomy! Please call Frank Florian at 780-452-9100 extension 2295 for course details or for a course outline.

Date Available (20 Hours – Eight Instructional Wednesday evenings)

February 5 to March 25, 2020

Registration through Metro Continuing Education Edmonton Public Schools


October 7 – December 2, 2020 (no class on Wednesday, November 11)

(Registration through Metro Continuing Education Edmonton Public Schools)

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

$249.00 + $45.00 materials = $294.00 + GST


Star Gazing

Has looking up at a dark night sky filled with stars ever had you wondering how to find your way around the night and what really is out there? Then journey to the ends of the observable universe under the full dome at the new Zeidler Dome for a look at our sky like never before in full 10K Ultra-High Definition. Learn to use a planisphere to find objects in the sky and explore freeware astronomy software to show you where stars, constellations and planets are on any given night. Gaze through powerful telescopes (weather permitting) in the RASC observatory for an up-close look at the objects in our Universe. A great way to start your journey in amateur astronomy!

Dates Available (5 Hours – Two Instructional Wednesday evenings):

April 1 & 8, 2020

Registration through Metro Continuing Education Edmonton Public Schools

September 23 & 30, 2020

Registration through TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

$119.00 + GST

How to Register: Please call Edmonton Public Schools Metro Continuing Education at 780-428-1111.


Let us show you how to make the most out of your telescope. Discover how to properly set up your telescope, how to use setting circles to find celestial bodies, what accessories would be useful to you and how to take care and perform proper maintenance of your telescope. Course fee will include a planisphere, handouts and a USB memory stick with free astronomical software. Registrants can bring their telescope for this course but it is not a requirement. If individuals are interested and have the time, they can bring their telescope outside near the RASC Observatory after the formal course ends at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to use their telescope under the real sky (weather permitting) under the guidance of the course instructor.

Dates Available:

Saturday, March 14, 2020

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$75.00 + GST


Purchase a telescope through the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton Gift Shop and get a coupon to save $50.00 off the price of the 1-2-3’s of Telescope Use course!

After the purchase is made, you can formally register in this course by:

1) Selecting the date that you wish to take this course
2) Call our booking’s staff at 780-451-3344 or contact one of our customer service representatives in person at our Box Office
3) Present your coupon

For More Information:

Please call Frank Florian at 780-452-9100 ext. 2295 or email for course details and outlines.

Class schedule is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Minimum registration may apply.

Payment accepted by cash, Interac, VISA, MasterCard or money order payable to: Edmonton Space & Science Foundation with the exception of the Stargazing class for January 23 & 30 (register and pay through METRO Adult Continuing Education)

Registration Deposit:
A $50 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is required at the time of registration with final payment due upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy:
The $50 deposit will not be refunded in the event of cancellation.

This promotion is only for telescopes purchased through our Gift Shop.

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