Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Archaeoastronomy can be defined as “the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they have used these phenomena, and what role the sky played in their cultures”. University of Leicester archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles has described it as “a field with academic work of high quality at one…
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In the News: The possibility โ€” and importance โ€” of finding water on other planets

University of Toronto student newspaper The Varsity recently published an article about our Star Talk with York University astronomer Paul Delany. Check it out at the link below:

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…
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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…
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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…
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