Yearly News

  • April 19, 2019
    Space Day Pictures
    Space Day Pictures

  • April 19, 2019
    Astronaut Dave Williams visits London for Western University's 'Space Day'
    As Canada appears at the forefront of some pretty big space-related news this week, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams visits London today as the keynote speaker at Western University's Space Day. He joins us to talk about Canada's future in space research.

  • April 19, 2019
    Retired Canadian astronaut to give keynote speech at Western University Space Day event
    Canadian astronaut Dave Williams will deliver a keynote public talk at 5 p.m., closing out a day full of space talk at Western’s Physics & Astronomy Building. Williams was a space mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998 and served in the same capacity aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2007.

  • April 19, 2019
    Retired Canadian astronaut to give keynote speech at Western University Space Day event
    Western University is welcoming a retired astronaut as part of its Space Day festivities on campus. Canadian astronaut Dave Williams will deliver a keynote public talk at 5 p.m., closing out a day full of space talk at Western’s Physics & Astronomy Building. Williams was a space mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998 and served in the same capacity aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2007.

  • April 19, 2019
    Astronomy 'rock stars' in London for Western's Space Day
    They're the rock stars of science and astronomy, but perhaps none shone so brightly as astronaut Dave Williams. A member of two shuttle missions, and the astronaut who holds the Canadian record for the longest space walk, Williams was the featured guest at this year's edition of Space Day at Western University. The event comes amid the excitement of astronaut David Saint-Jacques on Monday becoming only the fourth Canadian to complete a space walk.

  • April 19, 2019
    Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost
    While in space, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is using his vantage point from aboard the International Space Station to explore Earth. Saint-Jacques is observing our planet to better understand its geological, environmental and ecological systems and planetary scientists and astronomers from Western are supporting his mission in full force.

  • April 17, 2019
    Western marks Space Day with talk about living off Earth
    Space Day on Friday is an annual celebration of Western University’s research and contributions to the field of space science and technology. Topics have included working and living in space, Canada’s role in space exploration, and research conducted at Western in various areas of planetary science and space exploration.

  • January 22, 2019
    Western University helps world understand astronaut David Saint-Jacques' photos
    Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is looking at the world from a different perspective — and Western University is helping the world understand what he’s seeing.

  • January 15, 2019
    Western-led team may unlock rocky secrets of Mars
    Humankind may be able to reach further back into the history of its nearest planetary neighbour, unlocking the secrets to the evolution, climate, and habitability of Mars, thanks to the efforts of a Western-led team tapped to improve NASA’s rover technology.