The Astro at Home program is produced by Discover the Universe and is a collaboration of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Canadian Astronomical Society in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec.
They produce a variety of educational material and SpaceQ encourages teachers and parents to check out their offerings.
Astro at Home – Growing food on Mars
In today’s featured video, the Astro at Home folks take you on a journey of growing food in extreme environments including future space explorers who might venture to Mars.
The guest is Matt Bamsey, a Senior Project Manager at the Canadian Space Agency who happens to be a leading expert on growing food in extreme environments. He’s worked in greenhouses in the Canadian high-Arctic, as well designing and deploying a state of the art greenhouse in the Antarctic.