Ascension 2019: Sustainability on Earth and in Space
116 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Canada, AlbertSat, and Undergraduate Astronomy Society are bringing you the Ascension 2019 Conference at the University of Alberta from March 1st-3rd.
The theme of the conference is "Sustainability on Earth and in Space" which will focus on how technology developed for space can be used to help us be more sustainable on Earth, while also considering how technology can be developed to be more sustainable in space. Over the course of the conference, there will be panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and a student space teams expo. Our interactive schedule can be found at https://seds.ca/ascension2019/
If you require accommodation, the Lister Center provides guest rooms on campus for students subject to availability, so book early!
SEDS Student member's get a special discount for Ascension 2019 tickets! http://seds.ca/join/
Two special events will occur over the course of the 3-day conference which are also widely open to the public:
Friday Night @ the Telus Word of Science - Edmonton (included with purchase of conference ticket): Join us at the newly renovated Telus World of Science - Edmonton, where you can tour the brand new S.P.A.C.E gallery, enjoy a laser light show in the Zeidler Dome (the most advanced projection dome system in the world!) and hear from the first keynote speaker of the conference, Dr. Tim Haltigin from the CSA. Most recently, Tim has been involved with the science team on a mission that you may have heard of: OSIRIS-REx! OSIRIS-REx is a mission to a near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The Canadian contribution to the mission is the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (or OLA) which used laser pulses to measure the topography of the asteroid. In this talk you will hear about how OLA works and what we've learned about Bennu so far.
A laser show and a talk about a laser instrument 94,426,440 kilometres away! What a treat.
These activities will be followed by networking sponsored by the City of Edmonton, light refreshments and a cash bar on the SkyWalk.
IF YOU ONLY WANT TO ATTEND THE FRIDAY NIGHT @ TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE - EDMONTON and not the rest of the conference, please select the Friday Night @ Telus World of Science - Edmonton (ONLY) ticket.
This event is open to the public.
Saturday Night Gala w/ former Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk (included with purchase of conference ticket): A 3-course dinner will be served in Dinwoodie Lounge. Doors open at 5pm with a networking session sponsored by Wyvern, gala dinner seating at 6pm, dinner will be served at 6:15pm, and Dr. Bob Thirsk's keynote begins at 7:15pm.
IF YOU ONLY WANT TO ATTEND THE GALA DINNER WITH FORMER CSA ASTRONAUT, DR. ROBERT THIRSK, and not the rest of the conference, please select the Gala Dinner w/ Dr. Bob Thirsk (ONLY) ticket.
This event is open to the public.
***Once again, both the Friday Night @ Telus World of Science - Edmonton and the Gala Dinner w/ Dr. Bob Thirsk are included in the price of a regular conference ticket***
All events are wheelchair accessible and inclusive to gender and sexual diversity. If you require additional accommodations, please let us know.
Are you a member of SEDS-Canada? Don't forget to enter your discount code. Want to become a member, save some money, and help support Canadian student initiatives in the space industry? Join Us!
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