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Dan Riskin ('97 BSc), host of the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.
For decades, the Faculty of Science has been pushing the boundaries of space research and education, transcending the "Sky's the Limit."
With strength in microgravity
science and planetary environment,
astronomy and astrophysics,
planetary materials science,
and space physics and space
environment, many science
faculty, students, and alumni are
major players on this out-of-this-world stage, serving critical roles
on international missions and
initiatives with, amongst others,
NASA, the Canadian and European Space Agencies, and even the
Through unique research and
educational opportunities as well
as involvement with the Institute for Space Science Exploration and Technology (ISSET), the
Faculty of Science continues
to build on long-standing
excellence in space research
to take advantage of emerging,
developing partnerships with other
institutions, agencies, and industry.
International team of scientists, including UAlberta astrophysicists, observe never-before-seen behaviour of a black hole.
International team of scientists outlines objectives for Mars Sample Return campaign.
Intensive 3D model by UAlberta astrophysicist captures a stellar phenomenon for the first time.
University of Alberta physicists provide first model of Moon’s rotational dynamics, accounting for the solid inner core.
ISSET leverages long-standing institutional excellence in space research to generate opportunities and to develop partnerships with other institutions, agencies and industry.
ISSET also offers unique educational experiences, outreach programs, visiting professor positions, workshops and scientific meetings.
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Phoenix Lander, device used to measure wind speed and direction
Advising NASA on how the Mars 2020 Rover Mission will collect samples
Largest university-based collection in Canada with more than 1400 specimens from over 200 different meteorites
Decades of leadership in space weather research including NASA, ESA and CSA satellite missions and the AuroraWatch.ca outreach program
AlbertaSat and the first ever made-in-Alberta satellite Ex-Alta-1, launched in spring 2017, currently monitoring space weather
Development of visual-motor modules for planning and control, which are particularly well suited for space environments and remote robotic systems