Canada Astronomy

The World Needed the Return of 'Cosmos'

Dr. Raywat Deonandan | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada TV
Dr. Raywat Deonandan

This past week, the much lauded TV show Cosmos made its return to the small screen. Back in 1980, I was a 13-year-old immigrant kid, youngest in a busy, working class household of seven people, and attending a Toronto inner city middle school that was not exactly a model of academic excellence. Enter into that world Carl Sagan.

August 29 Should Be Chris Hadfield Day

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Chris Hadfield truly is a remarkable Canadian. The motion, 'M-477' states that the government should "designate August 29th each year as Chris Hadfield Day." At a time when science is under attack by some, it is essential that we acknowledge its critical place in our past, present and future.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

CBC | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada

The Perseids — the shooting star spectacular that ramps up over the weekend and peaks early next week — produces more fireballs than any other ann...

How To Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada

This weekend could be the best time to watch the Perseid meteor shower, one of the biggest annual meteor showers visible in the northern hemisphere. ...

Are We 'A Sitting Duck' For Asteroids

CBC | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada

The massive coal black asteroid 2005 YU55 zoomed by Earth this week in harmless fashion, but interest groups say the relatively close enc...

'The Big Splat': Whatever Happened To Earth's Other Moon?

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

Earth once had two moons, until one of them made the fatal mistake of smacking into its big sister in what is being called the "big splat," some astro...

No Moon For You!

CP | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The year's first total eclipse of the moon will occur next week, and it will be an unusually long one. But the eclipse Wednes...