Watch these NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk | CBC News

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are set to make history on Friday when they step outside the International Space Station for the first all-women spacewalk. Watch along here.

Source: Watch these NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk | CBC News

World Space Week – submitted by STAO’s Amy Gorecki

October 4-10 is World Space Week and we hope that you will join us in celebrating the theme of: “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.

Attached is information about our upcoming astronomy webinars, some of STAO’s related resources which might be helpful in your classroom, and some links to space-related organizations with educational resources for teachers from grades K-12.

We hope you will find this helpful in planning for your Earth and Space Science units!

Click here to download STAO World Space Week info….

Thanks for the post Amy!!!!!!!!!

Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star | CBC News

First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they’ve detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star.

Source: Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star | CBC News

Moon Landing 50th: CBC News takes you inside the landmark mission and its impact | CBC News

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission took humans to the moon, capturing imaginations worldwide and sparking a new era of discovery. CBC News is looking back this week at the landmark mission, considering its impact on the world today and exploring Canada’s role in the new space economy. Continue reading