Author: HR MacMillan Space Centre
Constellations: The Patterns in our Sky
Something we talk about a lot here are the constellations and asterisms we see in the night sky. If I asked you to think of a constellation, you might think of the Big and Little Dippers. Those two patterns are actually something called an asterism.
Asian Heritage Month in Canada
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. Find out what makes this month special, how Asian Canadians have contributed to space science, and how to celebrate Asian Heritage Month 2023.
Science Behind Science Fiction: Star Wars Edition
This month we are looking at the science behind science fiction, which means I get to talk a bit about Star Wars. If you haven’t seen The Empire Strikes Back, some minor spoilers are going to follow below.
How to Celebrate Earth Day 2023
April is an exciting month for space-related history. Find out about the origins of Earth Day and how Earth Day is related to space travel. Plus, learn about a historic space event that happened in April, and the best way to celebrate Earth Day 2023 in Vancouver!
Artemis II: Crew Announced
On April 3rd, 2023, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency announced the crew of Artemis II!
James Webb Space Telescope Galaxies
It seems like every few months, JWST has discovered a galaxy even younger, even further away, or even more massive. Or, you might see headlines about how this telescope has somehow broken cosmological theories that astrophysicists use to explain our universe. So, what is really happening?
Artemis II: Astronauts
On April 3rd, 2023, NASA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) will announce the crew of the Artemis II mission!
Artemis II: Mission to the Moon
With the conclusion of Artemis I, we can begin to look ahead at Artemis II: the first crewed Artemis mission.
From radio waves to gamma rays, astronomers are able to learn so much about astronomical objects based on the type of light observed from them. Learn about one way astronomers use light to learn about an object: redshift.
When scientists discuss the multiverse, they are referring to the idea that beyond our observable universe, many other universes may exist. What those universes look like, and how they came to be is still unknown, but there are currently three multiverse theories in physics.