A New Wave of Astronomy

By Stephanne Taylor, Physics & Astronomy Editor Just over two weeks ago, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, announced that they had, for the first time, directly observed a gravitational wave, dubbed GW150914. The physics community promptly exploded in giddy excitement. The first directly detected gravitational wave. Figure 1 from Observation of […]

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The Case for Space: A Win-Win for Both Culture and Science

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by Naeem Budhwani Director of Communications, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Canada) In a fervent appeal to the United States Senate in 2012, Neil deGrasse Tyson declared that, as a culture, the US should boost their declining economy by overhauling their space program. Few would disagree that space is a gold mine […]

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Canada Isn’t Immune to the Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy

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by Stephanne Taylor Physics & Astronomy subject editor The Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project is exactly what it says on the box: a telescope with a staggering 30 metre segmented lens, housed in an 18-storey observatory in the very early stages of construction on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. If built, the TMT will be the largest […]

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