View stories of the Night Sky from Quebec

The Ojibway refer to meteors as the "wolverines of the sky". You can watch annual meteor showers in summer and fall (guide to major yearly meteor showers ) from meteor craters. The Algonquin of what is now Western Quebec – who speak a dialect of Ojibway likely have watched these ferocious creatures of light fall for ages over their traditional territory. The 72-km-wide Manicouagan crater one of the largest on Earth, rests in this area, 200 million years after a 5 km-wide body likely impacted in what is now a 1,900 square-km reservoir. You can experience Quebec's astronomical heritage in a much more accessible wilderness setting though, at Mont Megantic International Dark Sky Preserve's Astrolab wilderness observatory and science centre:

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