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Learn the basics, get some tips and tricks, discover space telescopes, and journey around the solar system!

Set to launch in , the James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful space telescope ever built. Canada has contributed a scientific instrument and a guidance sensor. Canadian scientists will take part in its exciting science mission that promises to change our understanding of the universe.


The basics

The history of astronomy and how it affects our daily lives.

Tips and tricks for amateur astronomers

Getting started, stargazing tips, and information on eclipses and meteor showers.

Space telescopes

Current, future, and past space telescopes.

Fact sheets

Get the facts about stars, planets, galaxies, and black holes.

Our solar system

The Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets and asteroids.

Funding opportunities

Contracts, grants and contributions.


Astronomy images.

Astronomy Videos

Astronomy videos.


Astronomy infographics.

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