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Tai Asks Why: Why Is The Night Sky So Dark – When It Is Full Of Stars?

Jun 3, 2021

It’s been asked by Greek Monks in the 6th century, Johannes Kepler in the 17th century and Edgar Allen Poe in the 19th century.

In the year 1823, a doctor named Wilhelm Olbers looked at the night sky and wondered: if we’re surrounded by so many stars, why is the night sky so dark? Now, 300 hundred years later, Tai asks the same question and he’s searching the universe for answers.


Tune in to Children’s Corner, Friday, June 6 at 4 a.m. and Tai will shed light on Olbers’ Paradox, on the CBC podcast Tai Asks Why.