Learn about the history of telescopes and the function of refracting and reflecting optical telescopes.
Learn about the James Webb telescope and Canada’s role in the mission.
Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication
Medical Student/Prospective Aerospace Medicine Specialist
Light can be a type of pollution. Learn about the damage it causes to people and living things as well as how you can prevent it.
Learn about telescopes that do their work high in Earth’s atmosphere and in space.
Learn about radio astronomy, a type of astronomy that studies objects in space using radio waves and radio telescopes.
Some astronomers are not looking for stars, planets or galaxies. They are searching for intelligent life in the universe beyond our planet.
Learn about telescopes, how they work & why they're important to astronomers.
Learn why we have seasons in this hands on activity.
Explore the effects of asteroid impacts in this hands on activity.
When astronomers search for extraterrestrial life, they often have to listen for radio waves coming from deep space. If you’re interested, you can help!
In 2019, scientists discovered that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is not the shape they thought it was. How do astronomers use astronomical distance to understand the shapes of galaxies?
In planetary science, astronomers have found planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.