Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Education Programs

The national RASC Education Committee helps to promote astronomy education for everyone from the school-age child to the adult. The RASC offers several education programs including:

Public Speaker Program

This program provides funds to help Centres bring speakers to their area from other parts of the country.

Canada-wide Science Fair

The RASC sponsors the Award for Excellence in Astronomy each year at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

International Astronomy Day

The RASC is an active supporter of International Astronomy Day and our local Centres put on programs including star parties in many cities and towns across Canada. Find out more about what is happening in your community!


The RASC is proud to offer Canada's only teaching guide to astronomy Skyways (and Explorons l'Astronomie en français) and other bilingual publications of interest to astronomy educators.

Web Resources

This section of the RASC website is maintained by astronomy educators and brings together a unique set of resources that help educators, students, and others find out about our favourite subject!


Last modified: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 3:42pm