Posts Tagged: Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

Bright fireball event near Lake Simcoe expected to have dropped meteorites

April 18, 2022

A bright fireball was observed by a network of all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37pm on Sunday, April 17,…

Western crew preps Space Station-bound astronaut for Ax-1 mission

April 6, 2022

Researchers at the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration have worked with Canadian Mark Pathy to help the entrepreneur and philanthropist fulfill his 10-day Ax-1 space mission plan.

Expert available to speak on NASA’s asteroid redirection testing

November 26, 2021

Paul Wiegert is a Western Space expert in the dynamics of the Solar System, particularly its smaller bodies like asteroids, comets and meteoroid streams.

Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador

August 30, 2021

Western Space director preps future astronauts for next lunar expedition.

Global Meteor Network monitors the skies in search of celestial bodies

July 27, 2021

International project, led by Western’s Denis Vida, observes rare meteor showers and meteorite falls from across the globe.

Planetary scientist available to comment on Canadian astronauts going to the Moon

December 16, 2020

Gordon Osinski, director of Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), is available to media for comment about…

Western student first to spot asteroid speeding past Earth

November 25, 2020

For as long as he can remember, Cole Gregg has been interested in space. Last week, the Western University graduate…

‘Conscientiousness’ key to team success during space missions

November 18, 2020

NASA is working towards sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew’s return…

Recipe is different but Saturn’s moon Titan has ingredients for life

October 29, 2020

Catherine Neish is counting the days until her space launch. While the Western planetary geologist isn’t space-suiting up for her…

Planetary scientist available to comment on NASA’s discovery of surface water on Moon

October 26, 2020

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) confirmed today – for the first time ever – water on the sunlit…