Posts Tagged: cpsx

Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA administrator asks, Are we alone?

February 2, 2016

Charged with determining the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation – an international, intensified extraterrestrial search spearheaded by Yuri Milner and Stephen…

Western students ‘heading’ to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 13, 2015

With NASA now actively seeking astronauts to head to Mars, the next generation of planetary space explorers is preparing to explore the red planet over the next two weeks at…

Western looks ‘back to the future’ at Cronyn Observatory 75th anniversary events

October 21, 2015

As Doc Brown looks back to the future, Western University is preparing for this weekend’s 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory. Named for the late Hume Blake…

Western to host observatory viewing for rare eclipsed Supermoon Sunday

September 25, 2015

The Moon will move completely into the Earth’s shadow – a spectacle known as a total lunar eclipse – this Sunday (September 27). For southwestern Ontario, this will be the…

International Observe the Moon Night returns to Western (and the world)

September 16, 2015

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA and their collaborators around the world, which is dedicated to encourage observation, appreciation and understanding of Earth’s Moon….

New ‘digital tracking’ technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance

August 28, 2015

A new international collaborative study describes how an image stacking technique known as ‘digital tracking’ can be used to discover large numbers of new asteroids that are too difficult to…

Western University researcher plays key role in planetary discovery

August 13, 2015

The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager is 100 light years away but shares many of the characteristics of an early Jupiter. The out-of-this-world discovery, which generated international media headlines, was revealed last month and a new paper outlining the findings in full detail was published in the current issue of Science.

CSA astronaut returns to the “Moon” with Western planetary geologist

July 3, 2015

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen knows that he will be heading to space within the decade. With official confirmation coming earlier this summer, his training now elevates into high gear and his first step is a mission back to the Moon with Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski.

International research team finds new hope for life in Martian crust

June 16, 2015

An international research team, including scientists at Western University, has found methane – a plausible energy source for sustaining life – deep within the crust or subsurface of Mars.

Western celebrates contribution to Canada’s space program on Space Day

April 9, 2015

With news breaking that researchers at Western University will partner with the Canadian Space Agency on a project that will provide invaluable access to RADARSAT-2 data for research and testing…