Posts Tagged: astronomy

Canadian Space Agency announces Western’s Sarah Gallagher as its first Science Advisor

September 12, 2018

Longueuil, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening science in its decision-making, supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully…

Gram-sized gifts of the solar system drop to Earth near London

December 1, 2017

Tiny fragments from the asteroid belt sizzled to Earth near London International Airport this week, Western University sky cameras show. Likely smaller than a baby’s fingernail, they’re the remnants of…

Make an impact (crater) during free “cool science” day at Western

May 11, 2017

Build a rocket, control a RoboRoach, pan for gold, see the Sun’s glowing hot gas and shoot gummy bears from a slingshot – all in one afternoon. Londoners can fill…

Wrong-way asteroid plays ‘chicken’ with Jupiter

March 29, 2017

For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the “wrong” way around the sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken with giant Jupiter and with about 6,000…

Western offers safe viewing of rare Mercury transit

May 6, 2016

On June 5, 2012, citizens of Earth were presented with a very rare opportunity to witness a transit of Venus when the planet passed directly in front of the Sun….

Western University meteor expert to speak about Earth-shattering Russian event

February 15, 2013

Western University astronomy professor Margaret Campbell-Brown is available to speak with media about the meteor that exploded over Russia.