Raymond Francis named one of Western's Newsmakers of 2014!
First Two HiRISE Images From CPSX!
Check out the new CPSX video!
Enrollment now open!

Welcome to the homepage of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University, the focus for planetary science and exploration research in Canada. Our mantra is excellence in research, education, and outreach. The Centre hosts Canada’s only graduate program in planetary science and has a vibrant public education and outreach program. We provide national leadership by running short courses, workshops, and field trips and by leading Canada’s membership in the NASA Lunar Science Institute and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Read more.

The CPSX hosts the CPSX Research Forum every Thursday during the academic year, you can learn more about it and browse past and future talks here.

Check out our Events Calendar for CPSX events happening in the London community!

COMMUNITY NEWS
Help the Vienna Natural History Museum (Austria) to acquire an extraordinary lunar meteorite
Mon Dec 01, 2014
Check out this sneak peek of UWO-UA Planned HiRISE images!
Cycle 211: November 30th – December 12th (read full story)
Tue Nov 25, 2014
CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques visited Western Nov 17-18!
View the archived presentation! (read full story)
Wed Nov 19, 2014
RASC London Chapter meeting on Fri Nov 21 at 7 pm in Fanshawe College B1073
Would YOU go to Mars? (read full story)
Tue Nov 18, 2014
CPSX Research Forum Nov 20, 12:30pm PAB 26 - watch the video!
Dr Phil Stooke recaps the Rosetta landing (read full story)
Mon Nov 17, 2014
Meet Our Team
Gordon Southam
Faculty

Biology Webpage
ES Webpage

Professor
CRC in Geomicrobiology
Earth Sciences/Biology

Our Collaborators
mda NASA Canadian Space Agency