Space Exploration Symposium 2015

FREE Public Talk - all are welcome!


Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

5:00 PM

ETLC Solarium

University of Alberta

Chris Sallaberger

Christian Sallaberger is President & CEO of Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian space systems company working for both domestic government customers and international commercial ones. For more information, please see Dr Sallaberger's bio.

Watch Alan Stern's Presentation Online

Missed Alan Stern's presentation? Want to watch again? The presentation by Alan Stern was live streamed by the UofA, and can be see again by following the link below!

Alan Stern's presentation at SES 2015

The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology
RASC Edmonton Centre
Dr Alan Stern

Principal Investigator of the New Horizons Mission to Pluto

The Keynote Speaker opening the 2015 Space Exploration Symposium

The Exploration of the Pluto System

New Horizons is NASA's historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006 and made the first exploration of the Pluto system this year, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto's moons on 14 July 2015. The spacecraft carries sophisticated a sophisticated payload of imagers and other scientific instruments that were used to revolutionize our knowledge of Pluto and its five moons. Dr Stern will describe the history of this mission, the science behind it, the capabilities of payload, our encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date. He will also briefly outline the extended mission to fly across the Kuiper Belt.

FREE Public Talk - all are welcome!


Monday, Oct 5, 2015

7:00 PM

Room 1-430

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

University of Alberta


To watch again, please see the above link!


Alan Stern is a planetary scientist and the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. For more information, please see this article on


Dr Chris Sallaberger

President of Canadensys Aerospace Corp

Keynote Speaker

Space Activities and Opportunities in Canada

A brief history of space activities in Canada, including a summary of current and future programs and an analysis of current trends in space. The talk will also discuss many opportunities for the students who are interested in space, including the ISU, and internships at ESA and CSA.