Could Martian impact structures provide refuge for endolithic organisms?
2014 Planetary Science Short Course
Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth
National Science Fair Success!

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!

Canadian technology will go to an asteroid in 2016!
The Osiris-REx mission takes off in 2016! (read full story)
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Could Martian impact structures provide refuge for endolithic organisms?
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Special Seminar by Dr Duncan Steel "Earth's Orbit and Contemporary Climate Change"
Thu Jun 05, 2014
Life in Space for Life on Earth Symposium
Fri May 30, 2014
Congrats to Shannon, Shayamila and Emily!
Student presentation winners! (read full story)
Fri May 23, 2014
Meet Our Team
Gordon Osinski
Directors and Staff

Assistant Professor
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy

Our Collaborators
mda NASA Canadian Space Agency