Posts Tagged: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Bright fireball event near Bancroft, Ont. may have dropped meteorites

July 24, 2019

A fireball as bright as the full moon was observed by the Western University All-Sky Camera Network across southern Ontario and Quebec 2:44 a.m. ET this morning (Wednesday, July 24)….

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…

Interstellar stars to inspire future scientists at Girls and Women in Astronomy Night

February 8, 2019

Stats don’t lie. Canada – and the world – needs more women in STEM, specifically those exploring the heavens. At Canadian universities, only 21 per cent of astronomy professors are…

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Analysis of the video data by Western scientists…