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Women in Planetary Science and Exploration Conference Highlights Humanity as Well as Research

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration conference group photo

In the first annual Women in Planetary Science and Exploration conference, women and non-binary researchers presented their work that ranged from understanding the oceans of Titan to how to land a Mars Rover. Uniquely however, the conventional research presentations were interspersed with panels discussing visible minorities, the LGBTQ community, and harassment in STEM, as well as professional topics such as public outreach and career options …

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Opinion – Seeing the Biggest Picture: The Value of Investments in Space-based Astronomy

The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

By: Rob Thacker, Saint Mary’s University and Matt Dobbs, McGill University. Canada was among the early leaders in the space race, becoming the 3rd nation to have a satellite in orbit with the launch of the Alouette mission in 1962, aboard a US launch vehicle. For over 50 years our federal strategy has been to achieve our space goals through tight partnerships with other nations.

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The Canadian Space Agency has Underspent its Budget for the Last 17 Years

Canadian Space Agency exploration

In the last 17 years the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has left $802 million in planned spending unspent. In the last three years the CSA has underspent its budget by $201 million. In 2010 the Conservative government began the process of decreasing the CSA’s base budget from $300 million to $260 million. The Liberal government has not restored the CSA’s annual base budget funding cut. Add these points …

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