Stars Air Ambulance

Stars (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS operates from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Check out their YouTube channel.

Stars Air Ambulance

What's up, eh?

The Sun

image of the sun

A photo of the sun taken today from the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory). This channel (AIA 131 Å) is designed to study solar flares. It measures extremely hot temperatures around 10 million K (18 million F), as well as cool plasmas around 400,000 K (720,000 F). It can take images every 2 seconds (instead of 10) in a reduced field of view in order to look at flares in more detail (

Easter is coming!

digital thermometer display showing -46.9 degrees Celsius

Every day the sun is getting higher in the sky and stronger. Good thing as we still have a lot of snow on the ground, and underneath that is a layer of ice.