This video on solar energy from space, directed and narrated by CBC science adviser Bob McDonald, was presented for the first time to students from the Ontario Science Centre Science School and special guests including representatives of SPACE Canadas corporate and academic sponsoring organizations.
“FROM THE SUN TO THE EARTH”
An International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space
Sponsored by SPACE Canada & the International Academy of Astronautics
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