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compass pointing north

How can I tell which way is north at night?

Do you like to look at the stars? What can you identify in the night sky? Try finding some important constellations tonight!
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How can I tell which way is north at night?

Asteroid approaching Earth

Could We Stop an Asteroid?

If an asteroid were to hit the Earth it could be disastrous. Here are some ways we could protect ourselves.
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Could We Stop an Asteroid?

Screen capture from the video “Dealing With Asteroids and Other Space Hazards”

Dealing with Asteroids and Other Space Hazards

Find out how asteroids, space debris, and cosmic radiation can be dangerous, and how to monitor them and protect ourselves from these space hazards.
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Dealing with Asteroids and Other Space Hazards

The rocky planets

The Inner Solar System

Earth is covered in rocks. So are Mercury, Venus, Mars and the Moon. Does that mean the rocky planets are all the same?
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The Inner Solar System

Planet and asteroid orbits around the Sun

Orbital Mechanics

Grade
11 12
Jurisdiction
AB NT NU
This backgrounder helps explain the laws of Orbital Mechanics, including Newton’s Laws.
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Orbital Mechanics

Daedulus crater on the Moon

Impact Craters

Learn about how craters are formed and about some of Canada's impact craters.
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Impact Craters

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Why is it colder in the winter even though the Earth is closer to the Sun?

Learn why we have seasons in this hands on activity.
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Why is it colder in the winter even though the Earth is closer to the Sun?

What would happen if a meteor hit Earth?

What would happen if a meteor hit Earth?

Explore the effects of asteroid impacts in this hands on activity.
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What would happen if a meteor hit Earth?

The planet Mars

What is your weight on another planet?

Do you weigh the same on Jupiter as you do on Earth? Learn to calculate your weight on a different planet.
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What is your weight on another planet?

Asteroids

Where Can We Find Asteroids and Comets?

This backgrounder explains the difference between planets, dwarf planets and small solar system bodies, such as asteroids and comets.
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Where Can We Find Asteroids and Comets?

Jan Cami | Astrophysicien

Jan Cami

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Job Title
Associate Professor, Astronomy
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Jan Cami