Learn about certain astronomy topics, such as telescopes, the solar system, stars, galaxies and Canadian astronomers in this beginner’s guide.
Learn about astronomy, the oldest and most far-reaching science. Find information about the stars, planets, galaxies, methods for observing and the astronomical knowledge of indigenous peoples.
Discover how astronomers use a variety of space telescopes and observatories to gather images and data about our universe.
Access a glossary of astronomy and space science terms and articles about astronomy topics.
Link to information about current astronomy-related projects, such as telescope and spectrograph development.
Probe the skies! Learn about telescopes, the Sun, the Earth, seasons and more.
Learn all about the constellations—their legends, shapes and locations—with an interactive representation of the night sky and a printable sky chart and viewer.
Access resources for teachers and students to discover how to explore the skies above Canada. Find information to support curriculum, as well as a glossary of astronomy terms and a gallery of images.
Review the instruments and facilities in use at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory and discover how they are used in scientific research to understand distant objects emitting radio energy.
Learn about MOST, a Canadian project to create an astronomical space telescope capable of measuring the ages of stars in our galaxy and perhaps even unlocking mysteries of the universe itself.
Discover something new going on in the sky above you with Dr. Ken Tapping, an astronomer who shows you how to enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the heavens with nothing more than binoculars.
Learn about solar storms and the complex and changing relationship between the Earth and Sun.
Read answers to common questions about the measurement of time on topics including leap years, seasons, sun and moon cycles and daylight savings time.