Tag Archives: CASCA

CASTOR telescope concept update

CASTOR space telescope

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) has provided an update on the CASTOR telescope concept, a major telescope project the Canadian astronomy community had identified in its decadal report.

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CFI gives out $518 million to Canadian projects, including for space exploration

The Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector

Earlier this month, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) disclosed $518 million of infrastructure funding it will give to universities across the country. Some of these projects have direct applications to space exploration, while others might be repurposed for astronauts and astronomy once the work becomes a little more advanced. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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Top 10 Canadian space science stories of 2020

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

Canada was all over the solar system – and even peering beyond its borders – in 2020. Canadian technology helped a spacecraft touch down on a comet, and was named to hunt for exoplanets on a future NASA telescope. Canadian researchers were also busy with space science studies, and companies continued to win contracts amid a tough economic environment due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

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CASCA sets astronomy observation, funding and diversity recommendations in new report

CASTOR space telescope

The Canadian Astronomical Society / Société Canadienne d'Astronomie (CASCA)'s long-range plan for Canadian astronomy was released this month, setting out astronomical construction, observation and diversity priorities for the next decade. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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2021 pre-budget consultations resume

Canadian Space Agency planned spending 2021-22

This past August the Liberal government prorogued parliament ostensibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they were was also trying to get the WE Charity controversy behind them, without much luck. A consequence of parliament's prorogation was a delay in the 2021 pre-budget consultations. After much politicking, the consultations began again this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Thirty Meter Telescope construction could be delayed until 2023

The Thirty Meter Telecope

This past weekend the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Advisory Committee (CATAC) updated its members on the status of the project. The news is not good as construction on the oft delayed project might now not start until 2023. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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