Hello {!firstname},

    Well there simply is no doubt about it now.

Team Canada simply rocks when it comes to showing the superiority of  our hockey skills internationally. 

      After the 3-0 win this morning, over the devasted Swedes, who gave a gallant fight, but were bowled over
like a Zamboni on steroids, by the end of the game.  

     A 3-0 Victory for Canada.

     Were the Swedes hockey sticks made by IKEA?  Who knows, but it just don't matter anymore.

    Women's hockey. Men's Hockey. Canada GOLD written all over it.

Canada also has made some "Olympic Gold" discoveries when it comes to astronomy, and here is just a couple of them
and the Canadians who achieved them:

1) Ian Shelton:  the discoverer of Supernova 1987a. while a graduate student at the University of Toronto

  Yep, he discovered this Supernova and visually confirmed it, in Las Campanas, Chile,
    the first discovery of its kind, since  Johannes Kepler discovered observed  SN1604  383 years prior.

2)Professor Tom Bolton, a great Canadian scientist. Though American born, a Professor at University of Toronto,
   for many years, and the first to discover a black hole: Cygnus X-1, which was discovered utilizing the 74 inch
   telescope at the David Dunlap Observatory, located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

3) 10 year old Kathryn Aurora Gray of A ten-year old girl from Canada has discovered a supernova, making her the youngest person ever to find one.   Fredericton, New Brunswick, ( assisted by astronomers Paul Gray and David Lane   of the RASC)

Now here is the good news for you,  {!firstname}.

    Did you know that many discoveries today are actually being made by amateur astronomers, just like you? 

Former Khan Scope employee, Eric Briggs was such one amateur, who discovered several Supernova
with nothing more than his Celestron 8 telescope, and some hard work and sleuthing on his part.

This means that YOU too can be one of these amateur discoverers if you are so inclined.    All you gotta
do is sift through the "dust" for the Gold.

    It is just  there waiting to be discovered.  The rest is up to you.

Clear Skies,

Ray "Canada rocks" Khan

PS Here's a tip:  Utilizing the technology of today's new amateur telescopes, made by companies, such as Meade, Celestron,   Skywatcher, TeleVue and  others gives you the competitive edge, that you need to get results.