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Calgary Skywatchers React to an Event That Caught the Attention of the World

February 16, 2013
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A meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday, catching the attention of the world — including skywatchers in Calgary.

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Eyes Turn Skyward As Venus Moves Across the Sun

Eyes Turn Skyward As Venus Moves Across the Sun

AP (June 6, 2012) — From the US to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus.
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NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA (July 25, 2013) — What if one of the millions of asteroids in our solar system was on a collision course with the Earth? What would we do? How would we react? Hundreds of the world’s top engineers and scientists specializing in planetary defense have come together to tackle these important questions. Discover the latest alternatives to Armageddon on NASA EDGE.
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Huge Telescope South America Heralded as Milestone in Space Exploration

Huge Telescope South America Heralded as Milestone in Space Exploration

CBC (Mar. 14, 2013) — Astronomers around the world are now peering deeper into space than ever before thanks to a huge new telescope located high in the mountains of South America, and some Calgary researchers are helping to make it happen.
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