Posts Tagged: Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

Western’s first steps in getting Canada to the Moon

August 6, 2019

In February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada is joining the international effort to explore the Moon with robots and, eventually, humans. In order to prepare for these future missions,…

Apollo 11 and Canada ‘re-launch’ to the Moon this Saturday at Western University

July 16, 2019

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 launched on a mission to the Moon. Five days later, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface…

Bring your personal ‘space oddities’ to Western’s Asteroid Day event

June 26, 2019

Are you desperate to find out, once and for all, if the rock your grandfather found when he was plowing the family farm back in the 1960s actually fell from…

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…

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals

January 15, 2019

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals “Planetary Instrument Concept Study” to develop a “Miniaturized In-situ X-Ray Diffractometer for Mineralogical Characterization of Planetary Surfaces (ISXRD)”…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the…

Western hosts SPACE OUT! as part of nation-wide Science Literacy Week celebration

September 21, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a nation-wide effort to showcase the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. This year’s theme is Space, in large part, to celebrate…