Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth
Science Fair Success!
New Short Course on Remote Sensing and GIS
CPSX PhD candidate receives NASA Award for work on MSL

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 Friday 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!

CPSX Research Forum Friday: Dr. Bhairavi Shankar
This week Dr. Bhairavi Shankar will talk about "The O'Day and Birkeland Impact Craters as Probes into the Interior of the South Pole-Aitken Basin". (read full story)
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Meteorite Search in St. Thomas!
A fireball was observed on Western's sky camera network indicating a basketball sized meteoroid fell just North of St. Thomas. Help UWO scientists find the pieces! (read full story)
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Space Artifacts and Astronaut Momentos - Online Auction!
Artifacts and memorabilia from some historic space missions are going on sale - Start your bidding! (read full story)
Thu Mar 20, 2014
The Cosmos Returns!
The Cosmos series has been relaunched as "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (read full story)
Tue Mar 18, 2014
New Evidence for Post-Big Bang expansion!
It is thought that our universe is about 14 billion years old, starting with a Big Bang event. Now scientists believe that just a moment later, the cosmos expanded at an incredibly rapid growth rate. (read full story)
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Meet Our Team
Abedin Y. Abedin
Graduate Students

Dr. Paul Wiegert / Dr. Peter Brown
Dynamics of meteoroid streams
Ph.D. Astronomy / Planetary Science

Our Collaborators
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