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Space and Astronomy Lessons for Your Group or Classroom

Have a classroom or group interested in space or astronomy? Looking for a fun and engaging presenter in English or French?

You're in the right place!

Available Presentations

Mobile Planetarium Experience

A planetarium brought into your school. 

  • an inflatable dome brought into your school, set up in under 1 hour
  • no need for costly transportation or permission forms
  • deeply immersive space and astronomy content tailored to every age level
  • each program adapted to Québec science curriculum
  • students are encouraged to make suggestions of where we should visit
  • available in English and French
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Get Ready for Canada's Solar Eclipses

Learn all about the April 8, 2024 eclipses that will be visible across Canada.

In this STEM activity, students will learn the basics of solar eclipses and how to safely see them.

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Ages: 6+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Contact a Weather Satellite

Students learn to contact a satellite in space and decode it's message into an image.

In this STEM activity, students will learn basics of radio and create their own weather satellite image directly from space.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 12+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal, outdoors
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Contact the Space Station

In this STEM activity, students will learn basics of ham radio and hear signals coming from the International Space Station

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal, outdoors
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Build an Earth-Moon Scale Model

How big is the Moon? How far away from Earth is it? How long does it take to get to the Moon?

In this STEM presentation and activity, we'll answer these questions. Each student will be given materials to build and paint their own scale model of the Earth and Moon that they can take home.

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Ages: 6+
  • Price: $250
  • Materials: $1.50 / student
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Planespotting

In this outdoor STEM activity, kids will use a free plane tracking app to learn about compasses, speed, navigation, and more...

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal, outdoors
  • Materials: compasses (provided), devices with free FlightRadar24 app installed
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Understanding Moon Phases

In this presentation, we'll learn why the Moon appears to change shape throughout the month. An interactive demo we'll do together will help your students understand the Moon's motion and how it appears from Earth.

  • Length: 1 hour (45 minute presentation, 15 minute question period)
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Why Do We Have Seasons?

In this STEM activity, students will create their own model of the Earth and learn how light from the Sun changes through the year and creates seasons.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Materials: $1.50 / student
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Build an Outdoor Scale Model Solar System

In this outdoor activity, students will learn to build a scale model of the Solar System. They'll learn how big the Sun is compared to the planets and how far apart everything is in space.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal, large park needed
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Build an Origami James Webb Space Telescope

In this activity, students will learn all about the Webb Telescope as they build their own model.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Materials: $1.50 / student
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Learn how a telescope works

In this STEM activity, students will learn get to learn the basics of using a real telescope.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $250
  • Location: in-person in Montréal
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Hire a Telescope for Special Events

Show your guests the night sky with a private telescope tour during your special event.

Got a magical event coming up? Hire Plateau Astro to bring a telescope to your event and show your guests the Moon, planets, and more.

  • Location: on-site in Montréal
  • Price: $200 base price + $100 / hour
  • Ages: all ages (great for kids during a long event!)
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Get your Company Ready for the Montréal Solar Eclipse

Get your team ready for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in Montréal

  • Duration: 30-45 minutes
  • Price: starting at $250 CAD + tax
  • Location: in-person at your office in Montréal
  • Remote: also available as a remote presentation
  • Bilingual: available in English and French
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About the Presenter

My name's Trevor, and I'm the host of Plateau Astro! 

In 2018, I began Plateau Astro to teach people of all ages what we can see in the urban night sky. Since then, I've given dozens of presentations – remote and in-person.

Trevor Kjorlien

In 2019, I became the English host of National Geographic Observetoiles in Sutton, Quebec. Here, I present to over 200 people teaching them about the night sky in an outdoor planetarium.

When COVID-19 began in March 2020, I began doing live streams on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about space and astronomy. Over 100 hours of live streaming later, remote teaching is now fun and natural to me. 

I guarantee: your group will have fun and learn something new.