Winnipeg - As most of us know, it often can be much easier to teach or learn something when it is fun - remember all those Barney songs (might have dated myself a bit there!)? Of course, it is also true for space stuff, although one might also argue that space is pretty much interesting/cool/sick no matter how you look at it. The CSS Winnipeg group was pleased and excited to partner with the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (formerly the Western Canada Aviation Museum) to provide some on-site workshops across various fields of interest.
The first workshop by the renowned Dr Jayanne English from UoM, featured a foray into the art of working with astronomical images to both make them more visually-appealling and scientifically representative/accurate - believe me, not an easy thing to do!
We were also fortunate to have Mr Jeff Cieszecki come in to run a rocketry-building workshop. Although the rockets we built were a far-cry from a Saturn V, Mr C was able to impart to us some key aspects of the build phase that could have drastic impacts on the launch phase! Not sure what they are? Then maybe you should connect with us so we can put on another workshop! Special mention to the Woollard/Purtell family of Rocketeers!
*** CSS Astronomy Chair and CSS Toronto Co-Chair Dr Damya Souami to present***
The CSS is pleased to pass on the stand-up of the Students For the Exploration and Development of Space Canada (SEDS Canada). The group will be hosting an inaugural meeting on 14 March. Details and registration for the event can be found here: Ascension
Looking forward to seeing exciting discussion and activities from this new Partner!
We are proud to announce that the Canadian Space Society was honoured with a 2015 CIO Impact Award from Frost & Sullivan.
The CIO Impact Awards honour enterprise teams and individuals from around the world that are enabling breakthrough new business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies. The CSS was entered into the category Enterprise Social Networking, one of eight technology-specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert Frost & Sullivan judges. All eight categories are for outstanding projects completed by an enterprise IT team. CIO Impact Award winners are those projects receiving the highest scores from the judges.
University of Toronto Schools (UTS) has been accepted into the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 8 to the International Space Station.
>UTS is the third school in Canada and the first high school in Ontario to participate in this program.
The SSEP program is a Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics initiative, promoting scientific innovation and research, the program gives participating communities the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly on the International Space Station. As part of the Flight Experimental Design Competition, UTS student teams- grade 9 students working in small groups along with senior students providing mentorship– will design microgravity flight experiments and submit well-crafted, formal proposals that will undergo a rigorous evaluation in a competitive setting. After a final decision on the top project, this experiment will be launched from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station to be performed simultaneously in space and on Earth.
CSS partnership with this program hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Participating in the SSEP program is costly, we want you to help UTS to get to space, the school has recently undertaken crowndfunding efforts by launching a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the project, click herefor details.
To support this initiative, make a pledge through the Kickstarter campaign, and/or make a donation directly through the CSS here. Be sure to include SSEP-8 in your message to us.
We hope you join us in the excitement of this out of this world opportunity!
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Did you know that the Canadian Space Society is a registered charity? Cash or property donations to the Society are eligible for charitable donation receipt subject to the regulations of Canada Revenue Agency.
Your generous donations help the CSS in our principle objective to sponsor and promote the involvement of Canadians in the development of Space. Here are some examples of where your donations can help:
Assistance in defraying costs of registration and/or travel for students to attend space-related courses, conferences, or competitions.
Purchase of materials to support a public display of Canadian space technology at a museum.
Purchase of building materials and tools used for analogue space missions designed and run by high school students.
Provision of materials and awards for student space design competitions.
Bursaries for deserving students pursuing an education in a space-related field.
Donate now and make a difference! Thanks you for your support!