Education

Kitchener-Waterloo to Host Three Day Southern Ontario Science and Space Festival

This coming weekend Kitchener-Waterloo will host the Southern Ontario Science and Space Research and Technology Festival at the Kitchener City Hall and other local venues. The three day festival starting this Friday includes public screenings of popular science fiction movies, a full afternoon of talks from researcher and engineers on Sunday and a live interactive webcast with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hanson.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield gets Virtual for Education

Get a first look at the Canadian Space Agency’s learning resource being developed for Expedition 34/35. Discover how a 3-D avatar of astronaut Chris Hadfield will teach students about biological life support in a zero-g environment and how attitude control systems are essential for the International Space Station. Coming in Fall 2012. Courtesy the Canadian Space Agency.

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Canadian Space Agency Ramps up Capacity Building Efforts

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) this week released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for a Cluster Pilot as part of their efforts to increase capacity building in their space science and technology segment. Funding for the AO is estimated at $2.25 million over three years for up to five cluster projects selected with a maximum of $450,000 per project.

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NASA Tweetup Rolls with "Wheels"

Astronaut and Expedition 25 Commander Doug “Wheels” Wheelock was the honored guest at a Tweetup held at NASA Headquarters on Mar. 16. More than 90 “Tweeps,” or users of the social medium Twitter, were on hand to see Wheelock’s presentation of his recent five-month-plus stay aboard the International Space Station.

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Canadian Space Agency Agreement with Nova Scotia Broadens Education Reach

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) took its first foray into deeper provincial educational partnerships when it signed a memorandum of understanding with Nova Scotia education officials, a CSA representative says. While the agency currently has lesson plans and other educational items geared to curricula in provinces across the country, the CSA is targeting deeper involvement with certain areas.

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Canadian Space Science Data Portal Prepares for CASSIOPE Data

Canadian scientists will receive a gold mine of new data soon after the CAScade, Smallsat and IOnospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite launches in 2011. Scientists will be able to access the data though a central web site, the newly upgraded Canadian Space Science Data Portal (CSSDP) on the ultra-high speed Canada Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE).

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