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U of T Astronomy & Space Exploration Society hosts annual symposium


Toronto, ON – The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX) at the University of Toronto has announced its 7th annual “Expanding Canada’s Frontiers” Symposium.

This year’s symposium features a prominent line-up of speakers and world leaders in the fields of astronomy and space. The event will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010 at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto (31 King’s College Cir), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Doors open at 5:30 PM; event starts at 6:30 PM; reception is at 10:00 PM

The event will highlight recent advancements related to the search for Earth-like planets and the possibility of life on worlds other than our own. The recent discovery of water on the Moon as well as the launch of the Kepler mission and its search for extrasolar planets have piqued great interest within the general public.

“With these discoveries in mind”, said Farnaz Ghadaki, president of ASX, “we are pleased to present an inspiring and distinguished panel of award-winning speakers who are at the forefront of these fields”.

Speakers will include Professor Peter Schultz, a member of NASA’s LCROSS Mission; Professor Sara Seager, a Canadian-born planetary scientist and astrophysicist from MIT; Dr Firouz Naderi, associate director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); and Dr. Narendra Bhandari of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

To obtain tickets and reserve seats, see: http://asx.sa.utoronto.ca/.