Project Update

The Legendary Sky Project is an Astronomy North education and outreach initiative dedicated to the Collection and Preservation of Northern Sky Knowledge and Heritage in the Northwest Territories.


Launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy celebrations in the Northwest Territories, The Legendary Sky Project aims to explore the Nature, Culture and Wonder of Canada’s Northern Sky and to integrate local knowledge of the sky into the curriculum at the community level.

The goal of this project is to work with partners to develop community-specific learning modules that align with cultural and language-based curriculum in the Northwest Territories.

UPDATE: Volunteers from the Astronomy North Society continue to compile stories, terminology, symbols and resources that will serve as a foundation of knowledge to support the development of community-specific Northern Sky Learning Modules. At this time, Astronomy North volunteers and services are available to support research and the development of community-specific learning modules. Work also continues on the new Regional Dictionary – watch for design and content updates this Spring!