- Although predicted weather wasn’t great on Saturday morning, the Science Faculty at Western did not back down on hosting their second Science Rendezvous event at the TD Stadium. The event ran from 10am-4pm and had a crowd from the beginning even with gloomy, rainy weather. The stadium that was filled with little kids running around with balloons and big smiles on their face participated at over 25 booths that explored the wonders of science.
- It sounds like fun: stomp rockets, space goo, falling magnets, crime scene analysis, bug biology, slingshot gummy bears and ice bubble mania. That’s the point of the annual Science Rendezvous held Saturday at Western University and other post-secondary institutions across Canada. “We try to instill a sense of fun and discovery for kids and adults who are still kids inside,” Jan Cami, associate professor in physics and astronomy, says. “Everyone can come out and touch things, do things, solve puzzles.”
- A Western University scientist might see a project she’s co-led launched into space after it was shortlisted by NASA for a future mission. The Dragonfly project, led by Elizabeth Turtle of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, would see a drone-like quadcopter flying above the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
- Western University is one step closer to Saturn after one if its projects caught the eye of NASA scientists. The American space agency has shortlisted a plan co-led by Western and Johns Hopkins University to send a drone-like helicopter to the gas giant’s largest moon, Titan. “There’s something very simple about having a little drone flying around Titan,” Western earth sciences professor and project member Catherine Neish said in a statement.