Welcome to the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University, the leading organization for planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada. Our goal is to provide Canada and the global space program with the necessary expertise to design and support future planetary mission activities.
Established in 2008, CPSX is home to the largest collection of graduate students and faculty in planetary science in the nation, with over 50 faculty and 30 graduate students from 11 different departments, and a growing number of alumni.
Centre faculty, representing the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Biology, and Geography, focus their research on five major themes.
The Centre hosts Canada’s only graduate program in planetary science, offers a minor at the undergraduate level and has vibrant research, public education, professional development and outreach programs.