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Searched for: Astronomy
On a clear night in the country, you can look into the sky and see a soft band of light stretching overhead, the Milky Way.
Collection: Cosmic Quest: Astronomy Basics
Creator: CHIN
As the Universe cooled, matter became more complex
Collection: Canada Under the Stars - The Universe
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
Astronomy is both a science and a pastime that can be practiced using only basic equipment and without being an expert
Collection: Canada Under the Stars - The Universe
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
The Dominion Observatory and The Mont-Mégantic Observatory
Collection: Observatories
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
The human eye is an extraordinary organ. The transit and the sextant were the first astronomical instruments.
Collection: Instruments for Astronomy
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
Long ago, people connected the brightest stars together, imagining the outlines of gods and ancestors. These imaginary outlines are called constellations.
Collection: Cosmic Quest: Ways of Looking
Creator: CHIN
Depending on where you live, you could see dozens or hundreds of stars if you step outside on a clear night. If your timing is right, you might also see the Moon or up to four of the planets.
Collection: Cosmic Quest: Ways of Looking
Creator: CHIN
For us, light is an extraordinary phenomenon that illuminates our world and makes it visible.
Collection: Canada Under the Stars - Light
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
Concentrating light by refraction through lenses
Collection: Instruments for Astronomy
Creator: RCIP-CHIN
By mapping the size and shape of our solar system, galaxy and the universe, we're beginning to chart our place in the cosmos.
Collection: Cosmic Quest: Ways of Looking
Creator: CHIN
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