ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM
Quebec’s ASTROlab has a fabulous virtual exhibition available to experience on their website, called Canada Under the Stars. The virtual exhibit highlights aspects of the legacy left to us by the stargazers of our country. Canada was in the throes of nationhood at the same time as new astronomy was emerging and participated in its development and discoveries. Did you know that at one time, two of the four largest telescopes in the world were in Canada? Did you know that today Canada is involved in some highly sophisticated projects, and that Canadian astronomers are renowned for being the most efficient in the world?
Learn more about that legacy with Canada Under the Stars, which includes written history, photos, and video clips about Canadian astronomers, observatories, and a timeline of Canadian astronomy discoveries. All of the website information is available in both English and French.