Look up Challenge!


The holidays will undoubtedly be different this year. You may not be able to see all your loved ones… but you will all be under the same sky!

The institute partners with Discover the Universe, as well as the Mont-Mégantic Observatory, and the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, to challenge you to LOOK UP! between December 16, 2020 and January 6, 2021.

The 12 unique astronomy sightings we suggest you to observe are all visible to the naked eye, even in the city. We are sharing tips and tricks, short videos, and images on our social media.

This challenge is the perfect way to make this holiday season memorable!

Share your discoveries and favourite sightings with us, using the hashtag #LookUpChallenge. Share this activity with friends and relatives, whether they are with you in person or somewhere else in the country, they can marvel at the beauty of the sky with you!

To download the activity sheet and get more information, including media information, see the Discover the Universe website.