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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 08.02.2024
Hubble traces 'string of pearls' star clusters in galaxy collisions
Hubble traces ’string of pearls’ star clusters in galaxy collisions
Western professor Sarah Gallagher in astronomers' team which examined space telescope images of stars being born Galaxy collisions do not destroy stars, though this might seem to contradict conventional wisdom, not to mention storylines in countless Hollywood blockbusters.

Astronomy / Space - 01.02.2024
Northern Tornadoes Project finds 2023 had fewer and milder tornadoes in Canada
Northern Tornadoes Project finds 2023 had fewer and milder tornadoes in Canada
Western's Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) recorded 86 tornadoes (including a fire-generated tornado) across Canada during the 2023 season, significantly less than the previous year's 129 - a Canadian record for the most tornadoes documented in a year.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 22.01.2024
Launching the future of secure communication
Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing are leading Canada's first quantum satellite to protect tomorrow's data By Elizabeth Kleisath Institute for Quantum Computing In our increasingly di

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 22.01.2024
Peering into the cosmos
Opinion: The crucial role of fundamental research in nurturing curiosity, cultivating innovation  Faculty of Science Dr. Will Percival is the distinguished research chair in Astrophysics and director of the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 22.01.2024
Responding to climate change with space technology

Astronomy / Space - 19.01.2024
M87* One Year Later: Proof of a persistent black hole shadow
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, including Professor Daryl Haggard at McGill University, has released new images of M87* , the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy Messier 87, using data from observations taken in April 2018. With the participation of the newly commissioned Greenland Telescope and a dramatically improved recording rate across the array, the 2018 observations give us a view of the source independent from the first observations in 2017.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 18.01.2024
James Webb Space Telescope: finally, the edge of the Universe and beyond
James Webb Space Telescope: finally, the edge of the Universe and beyond
Stardust, cosmic cliffs, swirls of colored gas, fascinating infrared: the space observatory stationed 1.5 million kilometres from Earth reveals its first harvest of data.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 18.01.2024
Cutting-edge Western science research highlights role of collaboration
Discovering new molecules in space. Creating a salmonella vaccine for poultry - from plants. Analyzing how fear impacts animal brains in the long term.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 05.01.2024
Results for: AuroraMAX camera launches for dramatic season of northern lights

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 06.12.2023
Celebrating five years of the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2023
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Working with industry partner, Earth sciences professor Roberta Flemming successfully tested miniaturized device A Western-led research team has developed the first-ever hand-held diffraction tool for the identification of minerals in their natural setting on planetary surfaces such as Mars.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 01.11.2023
Nicolas Cowan selected for prestigious Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship

Astronomy / Space - Health - 30.10.2023
Two of Canada's top women are at Université de Montréal
Two of Canada’s top women are at Université de Montréal

Astronomy / Space - Event - 13.10.2023
Hubert Reeves: a star expires
Hubert Reeves: a star expires

Astronomy / Space - 12.10.2023
Event: How to view partial solar eclipse this weekend
Event: How to view partial solar eclipse this weekend

Astronomy / Space - Event - 06.10.2023
AstroMIL is coming back to UdeM on Oct. 14
AstroMIL is coming back to UdeM on Oct. 14

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 02.10.2023
Behind the Research: Western looks at the final frontier 
President Alan Shepard in conversation with professors Sarah Gallagher and Jan Cami on Canada's role in space exploration and research The Canadian Space Agency views space as a national asset for Canada.

Astronomy / Space - 08.09.2023
SFU Starry Nights expands the out-of-this-world experience virtually

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 30.08.2023
Western prof named to geology team for first crewed lunar landing in 50 years
Western prof named to geology team for first crewed lunar landing in 50 years

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 23.08.2023
Cosmological survey collaborations honoured by the European Physical Society

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 09.08.2023
Perseid meteor shower to peak with stunning display on Saturday evening
Perseid meteor shower to peak with stunning display on Saturday evening
The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak on the night of Saturday, August 12 and continue into the early hours of August 13, and conditions are shaping up for a stunning display, said Western meteor investigator Denis Vida.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 03.08.2023
Western researchers capture stunning images of Ring Nebula with James Webb Space Telescope
Western researchers capture stunning images of Ring Nebula with James Webb Space Telescope
The images, released by team including Western Space astronomers, offer an unparalleled chance to understand nebulae The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has recorded stunning new images of the iconic Ring Nebula (Messier 57). The images, released today by an international team of astronomers, including Jan Cami , Els Peeters and Nicholas Clark from Western's Institute for Earth and Space Exploration , showcase the nebula's intricate and ethereal beauty in unprecedented detail, providing scientists and the public with a mesmerizing view of this celestial wonder.

Astronomy / Space - 13.07.2023
Searching for signs of alien life in our own solar system
Scientists have long been captivated by the possibility of discovering evidence for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Astronomy / Space - 01.07.2023
Canadian scientists celebrate launch of Euclid satellite
Mission will explore the evolution of the dark Universe Today, the European Space Agency launched its Euclid satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Astronomy / Space - History / Archeology - 26.06.2023
Meet the man who brought space alive for Londoners
Meet the man who brought space alive for Londoners

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 02.06.2023
Western mini-satellite to launch aboard SpaceX as second mission spreads its wings 
Western mini-satellite to launch aboard SpaceX as second mission spreads its wings 
The first ever miniature satellite, or CubeSat , built by a Western team is set for liftoff in Florida tomorrow and will provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about space mission development.

Astronomy / Space - 26.05.2023
René Doyon receives prestigious NASA Medal
René Doyon receives prestigious NASA Medal

Event - Astronomy / Space - 17.05.2023
McGill University celebrates graduates and honorary doctorate recipients at 2023 spring convocation

Astronomy / Space - 11.05.2023
’I can’t wait to see it’: University of Toronto expert helps Ontario prepare for next year’s total solar eclipse

Astronomy / Space - 05.04.2023
In one year, southern Quebec will witness a total eclipse of the Sun

Innovation - Astronomy / Space - 22.02.2023
Expert insight: Satellite data and the other type of smartphone data you might not know about
Expert insight: Satellite data and the other type of smartphone data you might not know about

Astronomy / Space - 29.01.2023
René Doyon: A scientific star with both feet firmly planted on the ground
René Doyon: A scientific star with both feet firmly planted on the ground

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 27.01.2023
Canadian researchers will have access to next-generation radio astronomy observatory
Canadian researchers will have access to next-generation radio astronomy observatory
Canada intends to proceed to full membership in the  Square Kilometre Array Observatory  (SKAO), a next-generation radio astronomy observatory bringing together nations from around the world to build and operate cutting-edge radio telescopes.

Health - Astronomy / Space - 26.01.2023
Stars in the same constellation: How the space and health fields benefit from each other's innovations
Stars in the same constellation: How the space and health fields benefit from each other’s innovations
New innovations in either space or health care technology can be useful for both sectors, according to a recent research paper by physician Farhan Asrar , professor of clinical health in the Universit

Astronomy / Space - 19.01.2023
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?

Astronomy / Space - 10.01.2023
University of Toronto's Cherry Ng called 'rising star' by Astronomy magazine
University of Toronto’s Cherry Ng called ’rising star’ by Astronomy magazine
The universe is the limit for University of Toronto astronomer Cherry Ng , who Astronomy  magazine recently dubbed a "rising star of astronomy" for her work unravelling the mysteries of fast radio bursts (FRBs) - signals from galaxies far outside the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space - Pharmacology - 10.01.2023
Event: Unboxing of space-travelling yeast and algae
Event: Unboxing of space-travelling yeast and algae

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 22.12.2022
ICYMI: 2022 research round up
Penguin feathers may be secret to effective anti-icing technology Ice buildup on powerlines and electric towers brought the northern US and southern Canada to a standstill during the Great Ice Storm of 1998, leaving many in the cold and dark for days and even weeks. Whether it is on wind turbines, electric towers, drones, or airplane wings, dealing with ice buildup typically depends on techniques that are time consuming, costly and use a lot of energy, along with various chemicals.

Astronomy / Space - Social Sciences - 12.12.2022
A night of big ideas: Celebrating 50 years of the Connaught Fund at University of Toronto
A night of big ideas: Celebrating 50 years of the Connaught Fund at University of Toronto

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 21.11.2022
To infinity and beyond: $26 million to propel space research at McGill University and Université de Montréal to the outer limits
To infinity and beyond: $26 million to propel space research at McGill University and Université de Montréal to the outer limits

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 21.11.2022
Simon Fraser University readying to rove the moon
Simon Fraser University readying to rove the moon
A team of Simon Fraser researchers is preparing for blast off after being announced as a major partner in Canada's first moon rover mission.

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 21.11.2022
$26 million to propel space research at McGill and UdeM to the outer limits
$26 million to propel space research at McGill and UdeM to the outer limits

Astronomy / Space - 21.11.2022
Three astrophysicists promoting science through iREx
Three astrophysicists promoting science through iREx

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 21.11.2022
IREx making major contribution to astronomy
IREx making major contribution to astronomy
A look back at some of the important discoveries made by members of UdeM's Institute for Research on Exoplanets since its creation. CONTENU - In 1995, a Swiss team discovered the first exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star. Then, in 2008, a team headed by René Doyon, professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Montreal, made a splash world-wide by publishing the first direct image of an exoplanet system, named HR 8799.

Astronomy / Space - 21.11.2022
Where are they now after their time at iREx?
Where are they now after their time at iREx?

Astronomy / Space - 21.11.2022
Meet Jackson, our youngest Challenge Champion ever

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 21.11.2022
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
A cosmic drama unfolded over southern Ontario on the night of Friday, Nov. 18, triggering an international collaboration and a meteorite hunt.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2022
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada's lunar rover 
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada’s lunar rover 
The Government of Canada announced today that Canadensys Aerospace has received a contract to design and build Canada's first lunar rover, which will be sent to the Moon's south pole region as early as 2026.

Campus - Astronomy / Space - 25.10.2022
Achievements of McGill Professors celebrated in latest round of NSERC prizes
Achievements of McGill Professors celebrated in latest round of NSERC prizes

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2022
Canadian climate tech built with Western expertise to be part of joint mission with NASA
Canadian climate tech built with Western expertise to be part of joint mission with NASA
Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity and the dynamics of Earth's atmosphere is ever-changing.