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ASX's 8th "Expanding Canada's Frontiers" Symposium

"Unraveling The Universe"

Only 1 Day left!

Get Your Tickets Now!

The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society at the University of
Toronto is hosting the 8th annual “Expanding Canada’s Frontiers” symposium. The country’s largest astronomy symposium takes place at 7 p.m. on January 28, 2011 at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

2010 was an exciting year in astronomy. Recent technological developments such as the Large Hadron-Collider have allowed us to begin to crack some of the biggest mysteries of the universe. Considering this, the theme of this year’s ASX symposium is, “Unraveling the Universe.”

Guest speakers this year include:

Dr. Alexei Vladimir Filippenko, from the University of California at Berkeley and one of the world’s premiere researchers on supernovae
Dr. Michel Lefebvre, founder of the Canadian ATLAS collaboration project and recent chair of the Subatomic Physics Grant Selection Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Dr. Gilbert Holder, the Canada Research Chair in Cosmological Astrophysics and associate professor of physics at McGill University

WHAT: The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society at U of T hosts their 8th annual “Expanding Canada’s Frontiers” symposium.

WHERE: Convocation Hall, U of T

WHEN: January 28 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

ADMISSION:
Students: FREE with ID and pre-registration : http://asx2011symposium.eventbrite.com/
General Public: $20 purchase at http://www.uofttix.ca/view.php?id=729

More info: http://www.asxsociety.org/symposium/

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StarTalks: Sparkling Your Thoughts

In addition to the regular schedule of the symposium this year, we add this exciting new program.

StarTalks is created in the spirit of ASX's mission, "to educate, excite and inspire students and the general public about astronomy and space". The program is designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TEDx-like experiences. At the event, a combination of live presenters and videos sparks deep conversation and connections.

Inspiring talks this year include:

Using the Aurora to Probe Space
Dr. Eric Donovan, Team Lead of AuroraMAX and Associate Professor from University of Calgary
Cosmos versus Canvas: Tensions between Art and Science in Astronomy Images
Dr. Jayanne English, Associate Professor from University of Manitoba
Opening the Universe: Teaching Astronomy to Art & Design Students
Dr. Robin Kingsburgh, Lecturer from OCAD University &York University
Astronomy organizations: Beyond the Network
Farnaz Ghadaki, on the board of directors at the Canadian Space Commerce Association
Laura Bradbury, President of Space Design Competition

WHERE: Convocation Hall, U of T

WHEN: January 28 at 10 p.m.

ADMISSION:
Use the same ticket for the symposium

For more information, visit http://www.asxsociety.org/startalks/

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WIN a telescope at the Symposium!

There will be a special prize draw at the ASX Symposium. Prize items include:

Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 130mm Parabolic Reflector Telescope with EQ2 Mount - donated by Efston Science
Celestron FirstScope Telescope - donated by Khan Scope Centre
Pair of Astronomy Binoculars - donated by Khan Scope Centre

And More . . .

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Symposium Tickets Pick-up Schedule

Physical tickets are required to enter Con Hall for the symposium. Please pick up your tickets early.

Student Tickets:
After register your tickets online, you can come to pick up your free tickets at our office with a piece of valid student ID during the following dates and hours.

Thursday, Jan. 27: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Location:
21 Sussex Ave, Suite 427
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1J6 Canada

On the symposium day, you can pick up your tickets at the lobby of the Medical Sciences building at University of Toronto.
Friday, Jan. 28: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Public Tickets:
After your purchase the tickets with UofT TIX, please pick up your tickets at the UofT TIX office during their business hours.
Visit UofT TIX website (http://www.uofttix.ca/contact.php) for business hours, directions and contact information.

On the symposium day, you can pick up your tickets at the lobby of the Medical Sciences building at University of Toronto.
Friday, Jan. 28: 6:00 - 7:00pm

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