May 2020: Picture of the Month

On May 30th, amid stormy skies, SpaceX's Crew Dragon became the first rocket to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011, thus starting a new era of commercial space flight.

February 2020: Picture of the Month

Raffle ticket drawings at the annual ASX Symposium. Here, guest speaker John Cramer draws raffles from a space helmet, in accordance with ASX tradition.

August 2019 Picture of the Month

This picture is an original photograph of the Perseid meteor shower taken by ASX Chief Graphic Designer Hansen Jiang. The photo was created by superimposing two separate pictures of meteors onto each other, which is why two streaks of light can be seen.

May 2019: Picture of the Month

On May 11th, ASX participated in Science Rendezvous, along with many other science departments and organizations at U of T to bring science out of the lab and onto the street. As per tradition, execs donned ceremonial ASX garb, including space suits and cosmic squid hats.

May 2018: Picture of the Month

Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak?
Tycho crater on the Moon is one of the easiest features to see, visible even to the unaided eye (inset, lower right).
But at the center of Tycho (inset, upper left) is a something unusual -- a 120-meter boulder.

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Orphans of Apollo

Canadian Premiere of ‘Orphans of Apollo’

The Battle of the Mir & the New Space Revolution
The boldest business venture the Earth has ever seen
A Documentary by Michael Potter

DESCRIPTION: Be the first to see this award-winning documentary.  The event will feature a talk by film-maker/producer Michael Potter, and a reception after the movie.
DATE & TIME: Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 7:30PM (Doors open @ 7:00PM)
LOCATION: University of Toronto St. George Campus, Earth Sciences Auditorium
5 Bancroft Ave, Toronto
Students & Seniors: $10;     Public: $15
*Proceeds go to the Canadian Foundation for the International Space University (CFISU)

Prize Draw – Ends Feb. 18th, 9AM EST

Enter to win a free pair of tickets to the ‘Orphans of Apollo’ Premiere!

What do you think about ASX’s newsletter, and our events?  What type of events and topics are you interested in?  ASX wants to know!  We are conducting a survey draw for five (5) sets of VIP tickets to the Orphans of Apollo premier.  You have the chance to win a pair of FREE VIP seats for the February 20th event.  All you have to do is answer a few questions.  The survey is completely confidential and we appreciate all types of feedback, including constructive criticism.
If you have already bought tickets, that is not a problem.  If you win, we will upgrade your purchased tickets to VIP, and you can bring another two friends for free!  The ticket draw will be conducted on Wednesday February 18th.  The winners will be notified by email.
Survey Link:

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Symposium FAQ


Q: I am a student,  but not at the University of Toronto.  Does the ‘Free Admission’ for Symposium apply to me?

A: Yes!  The Symposium is FREE to all students (with valid student ID), no matter which university, college, or school you are from (even if from outside of Canada).  To reserve your seat, however, make sure you get your tickets in advance.


Q: How can I obtain tickets?

A: STUDENT tickets can be obtained via eventbrite:
Simply fill in the short registration form, after which you will receive a confirmation email.  With this registration, a seat will be reserved for you.  Print the confirmation email and bring it with you to the event, but don’t forget your student ID!  Each student must register separately.

PUBLIC tickets can be obtained from U of T TIX, via:
1) website – (24 hours a day)
2) phone – 416.978.8849 (M-F 11am – 5pm)*
3) in person – University of Toronto, Hart House (lower level hallway),
View Larger Map” target=”_blank”>7 Hart House Cir, Toronto; office hours*: M-F 11am – 5pm
* closed for holiday from 5pm on Fri Dec 19 to 11am on Mon Jan 5)
Note: online orders incur a processing fee of $1 per ticket

Q: Can I purchase tickets at the door?

A: Yes, however, the price will be higher (for pulic), and there is no guarantee that there will be seats available at that time.  We anticipate that this will be a popular event, so to avoid disappointment obtain your tickets early.


Q: How does seating work?

A: Student and Public tickets are “General Admission”, which means there is no assigned seating.  Seating is available on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive at the event early (doors open at 6pm).

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