Great Lakes from Space

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The Roberta Bondar Foundation responds to the recognized need within society to educate and improve knowledge of the environment in a way that stimulates interest, excitement, creativity, responsibility, and for some, the desire for study in this area.

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On October 8, 1873, Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung was born. Trained as a chemist, he did volunteer work at Urania Observatory in Copenhagen. Using his chemistry background and focused interest in stars, Hertzsprung became a self-taught astronomer. He made many … Continue reading


Doing Something About the Weather

On October 7, 1858, mechanical engineer and meteorologist Charles F. Marvin was born. Soon after graduating from university he began his career as a professor of meteorology, eventually becoming Chief of the United States Weather Bureau. He reviewed and refined … Continue reading