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Ask a Scientist - Shanil Virani

Learn all about the wonders of the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024. The path of the eclipse spans from western Mexico to Newfoundland. It will be visible (weather permitting) in the Niagara – not far from Toronto. 

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Ask a Scientist - Dr Katanya Kuntz

Listen in as Space Place Canada volunteer Dr Katanya Kuntz answers some key astronomical and space exploration questions. This video series is also part of the Education content at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario. Learn more about these and other educational materials at

What is the difference between a planetarium and an observatory?

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Why do stars twinkle?

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Why is the moon so bright at night?

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What is a satellite?

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More from Dr Katanya Kuntz

Space Place Canada volunteer Dr Katanya Kuntz spoke to a class in celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16th, 2023. Katanya spoke about what light is really made of, how to catch a photon in the sky, and how this technology can be used to keep our communication safe and secure.