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 15–17!

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 “𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲”.

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 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀, a 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, an 𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽, 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 planet’s water riches originated to the proliferation of the so called water worlds, this presentation will discuss the evolution of this “sea change” in thinking and its implication for the search for life on exoplanets.

𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗶𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆: 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 NASA’s vast stores of data about the Earth and the far reaches of space,” writes Sarah Kronenfeld in The Varsity.

This year, the ASX Society—co-organizing Space Apps with Indus Space, RU Hacks, and SEDS-Canada—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 — Livestream Watch Party

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

Want to watch history? SpaceX’s first operational crewed mission to the International Space Station — carrying three NASA astronauts and one JAXA astronaut for a six-month mission — 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: https://blogs.nasa.gov/…/nasa-spacex-crew-1-launch-update/

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

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