Space Explained Mission Statement

Gustav Bakos Observatory University of Waterloo
Peering through a 12-inch telescope at the Gustav Bakos Observatory in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. (Credit: Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo

Space Explained is an educational site for newcomers to astronomy and astrophysics. Our goal is to spread scientific news and knowledge about space to the general public in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.

In contrast to most of mankind’s history, our society no longer looks up with awe and reverence to the many sights in the skies above. However the universe is just as awesome and mysterious to us now as it was 1000 years ago. The more we keep discovering, the more we learn about ourselves and our place in the cosmos.

There are many more mysteries waiting to be solved by a new generation of astronomers. By educating and engaging we can turn the general public’s attention back to the skies above with renewed understanding and appreciation.

Thank you for visiting Space Explained!


Our Region: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Space Explained is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada. With only a combined population of 300,000 residents, ‘KW’ is home to two world-class universities, multiple colleges, scientific centers and many high-tech corporations. We are the Silicon Valley of Canada!

Links to Companies, Organizations and Institutions in Kitchener-Waterloo

Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics
Perimeter Institute is a leading center for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundation theoretical physics. (Credit: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



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