Monthly Archives: September 2013

Canadian RADARSAT-1 images assist in global emergencies

Canada‘s Earth Observation Program made a giant leap on November 4, 1995 when RADARSAT-1 was launched and placed on its orbit some 800 kilometres above the Earth. In the last fifteen years, RADARSAT-1 has mapped the world, capturing images day … Continue reading

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McMaster’s William J. McCallion Planetarium

By Mario Carr When the William J. McCallion Planetarium opened at Hamilton’s McMaster University in 1949, an army surplus parachute was used as its dome. It was the first planetarium in Ontario that had public shows. Since it opened about … Continue reading

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