The Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Space Society is supporting the organization of the first Canadian chapter of the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC). For over 20 years, the International Space Settlement Design Competition has been taking place at NASA with high school students all around the world...
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The CSS Vancouver chapter will have a tent and table set up at this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing this upcoming August 11th. Come by to see our homemade comet and some meteors in the sky! http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/calendar/abbotsford/988/meteor-shower-watch
‘Real’ Central = Winnipeg; Central = Ottawa – just thought we should make that REAL clear for everyone! On 19 Jun, the interim chair for CSS-W (Wayne Ellis) met for a beer with CSS-Ottawa Chair Graham Looney. To be sure, a number of relevant space/chapter topics were brought up:...
It is pretty common knowledge that the best way to start your day is with a hearty breakfast, and the same certainly applies when you are trying to plan the activities of a gritty group of spacers like those at CSS Winnipeg. This occurred back in March at a...
Work brought me to the remote town of Churchill this week. High on my list of tourist-y things to do was visit the Churchill Rocket Range. To anyone considering re-commissioning the site, I have bad news. It’s in pretty rough shape. Still, it’s a piece of Canadian Space History!...
In the lead up to UNISPACE+50 to be held in Vienna on June 2018, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) invite World Space Week volunteers to participate in an essay contest on the role of space and society, now...
Dale was kind enough to send us these pics from his Eclipse hunting trip this past August. Taken from a parking lot in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, you can see features on the Moon’s surface and Regulus (off to the left) in first shot! Thanks Dale!
Two 2.5 day workshops will be held this Fall for those interested in proposing solar system observations with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The first (Nov. 13-15, 2017) will be at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), in Baltimore Maryland. The second (Dec.13-15, 2017) will be held at...
ESA’s Education Office is offering a glance into the world of spacecraft operations. Students can now apply for the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course taking place from 19th to 22nd September at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre in Redu, Belgium. 22 students will learn what it...
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