17th ASX Symposium – Mysteries of the Universe

Would you like to learn about astronomy?

Learn about the Mysteries of the Universe from leading astronomers in our annual symposium from February 15โ€“17!

Astronomers from the University of Toronto to the University of Cambridge are set to improve your understanding of the universe at the ASX Society’s 17th annual symposium themed โ€œ๐— ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒโ€.

Learn from research scientists including Dr. Anastasia Fialkov, senior research fellow with the Kavli Institute at the University of Cambridge; Dr. Marc Kamionkowski, professor of theoretical physics & astronomy at Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Chris Impey, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona. Watch ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€, a ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, an ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ, and more. Discover more about black holes, dark matter, and dark energy, and ask your questions to experts in astronomy.Tickets are $5 per person, or free for post-secondary students (requires valid student number). You can join our annual raffle, with four tickets for $3.

Book your tickets at asxsociety.com

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Star Talk: Water, Water Everywhere?

Water, water everywhere?

Our understanding of our own solar system has changed significantly since the advent of spacecraft exploration. Water was once believed very scarce in our corner of the galaxy but we now realize this is not the case.From understanding where our own planetโ€™s water riches originated to the proliferation of the so called water worlds, this presentation will discuss the evolution of this โ€œsea changeโ€ in thinking and its implication for the search for life on exoplanets.

๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†: Dr. Paul Delaney is a Professor at York University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the inaugural Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy. He is the coordinator of the York University Observatory, and promotes the use of its telescopes for education, research, and public outreach.Zoom link will be posted closer to the event!

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In the news: NASA Space Apps blasts off in Toronto

“Every year, NASA hosts the Space Apps Challenge, an international hackathon designed to make use of NASAโ€™s vast stores of data about the Earth and the far reaches of space,” writes Sarah Kronenfeld in The Varsity.

This year, the ASX Societyโ€”co-organizing Space Apps with Indus Space, RU Hacks, and SEDS-Canadaโ€”ran with thousands of submissions from across the world. Learn more about the solutions submitted to the conference, with commentary by ASX Society Vice-President Spencer Ki.

Read more in the full article linked here.

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SpaceX Crew-1 Launch โ€” Livestream Watch Party

Time and Date: Sunday, November 15, 7:27 pm EST (Livestream starts at 7 pm)

Want to watch history? SpaceXโ€™s first operational crewed mission to the International Space Station โ€” carrying three NASA astronauts and one JAXA astronaut for a six-month mission โ€” will launch as the flight named Crew-1.

Join the ASX for a livestream with chat in early-to-mid November (November 30 is a placeholder; launch date is yet-to-be-announced by NASA)!

Read more background on NASA’s blog at:ย https://blogs.nasa.gov/…/nasa-spacex-crew-1-launch-update/

Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/8122289546?pwd=SGJsWHZMMlVEY0ptbnBVYi9kZ2s3UT09

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Space Trivia โ€” Radio Astronomy

Interested in another round of Trivia, drawn from our October Star Talk on radio astronomy? Join the ASX for a fun round of Kahoot! on November 18 at 6:30 pm!You can play alone or with a team of friends, and we’ll keep score โ€” neat prizes will be available for the top players.

Zoom link to be announced!

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