Posts Tagged: Canadian Space Agency

Astronomers detect most energetic outflow from a distant quasar

April 14, 2020

Researchers, led by Western University’s Sarah Gallagher, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea have detected the most energetic wind from any quasar ever measured. This outflow, which is…

CSA contract giant leap towards launching Western into space

February 25, 2020

Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) has landed a major contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop an Integrated Vision System for future rover…

Western to inspire next generation of ‘stars’ with Girls and Women in Space Night

February 10, 2020

As part of the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Western University is hosting a very special event on Tuesday, Feb 11 from 5 to 9…

Junior Astronauts touching down at H.B. Beal

January 13, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronauts initiative was launched last year with a goal to engage elementary and secondary school students and get them excited about the cosmos by showcasing…

Western to officially launch Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

October 4, 2019

Western University’s new Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) works towards two long-term objectives: Launching Western into Space and Bringing Space Down to Earth. At a special event…

Nearly one year later, Western students recover prized project from space

May 29, 2019

One year ago today, a team of Western University graduate students launched a high-altitude balloon (HAB) 20 km into space with the lofty goal of studying the Earth’s stratosphere to…

Western welcomes CSA astronaut Dave Williams for Space Day

April 10, 2019

This week, astronaut David Saint-Jacques became the fourth Canadian to complete a spacewalk. Today, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration presented the first-ever image of a black hole to…

Western’s CPSX supports new space mission led by CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques

January 22, 2019

While in space, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is using his vantage point from aboard the International Space Station to explore Earth. Saint-Jacques is observing our planet to…

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…

Record-setting spacewalker Dave Williams headlines Space Day @ Western

April 3, 2018

For 17 hours and 47 minutes, which is longer than it would take to binge watch the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery, astronaut Dave Williams spacewalked outside the…