Canadian Space Agency
"We advance the knowledge of space through science and ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians."
Astronauts, astronomy, Moon exploration, satellites, science, technology, robotics.
"Views of the Solar System presents
a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets,
moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information,
or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts,
space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific
facts, text, graphics and videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced
exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond."
We are the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives. Established in 1981, we have helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope.
National Space Day
Space Day is an educational event held on the first Friday in May.
According to "Cute Calendar.com", the goal is "to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples' enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space explorers" (according to spaceday.org). Space Day was created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997.
"WSW (World Space Week) is a holiday observed annually from 4 to 10 Oct in different parts of the world. This includes Asia and Europe. WSW is officially described as an international observance of science and technology, plus their contribution to the improvement of the human condition."
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
"In the aftermath of the Challenger accident, the crew’s families came together, firmly committed to the belief that they must carry on the spirit of their loved ones by continuing the Challenger crew’s educational mission. Their efforts resulted in the creation of Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
Challenger Center and its global network of Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning and role-playing strategies to help students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate skills needed for future success, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork.
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education organization, Challenger Center reaches hundreds of thousands of students, and tens of thousands of teachers every year."
"Imagine giving students the chance to be part of the team searching for a Hawaiian monk seal that’s gone missing, to work with the paleontologists identifying bones of a ground sloth, and to support park rangers on their quest to identify a plant that could destroy the Smoky Mountains. Classroom Adventures makes this possible…without ever leaving the classroom."
Summer Sky Constellations
Some of the constellations in the summer sky and the stories behind them.
Thanks to Tina and family for finding a helpful constellation guide (in an unlikely spot!)
This website lists
the major constellations, where they are located, how they were named, & how to find them.
IAC - Some wonderful photos from the Canaries,
(some text in Spanish!)
" The sky is not equally blue and transparent all over the world, and few
locations can offer the observing conditions necessary for modern astronomy.
The Canaries, however, are one such privileged site.The IAC, with its Teide
Observatory on Tenerife and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma,
provides a base for tapping the valuable natural resource of the Canarian sky."
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