TORONTO, June 28, 2021 – As York University physics and astronomy Professor Paul Delaney gets ready to board his spaceship and fly off (retire), he is leaving behind a few answers to some of the public’s most common astronomical questions over the years.
The Perseid Meteor shower this week will offer stargazers a brilliant show of 40 to 50 meteors per hour at its peak, say York University astronomers.
Galaxies grow large by eating their smaller neighbours, finds an international research team, including York University. Exactly how massive galaxies attain their size is poorly understood, not least because they swell over billions of years. But now through a combination of observation and modelling, researchers, including the Faculty of Science’s Leo Alcorn, a York Science Fellow, have found a clue.
TORONTO, July 9, 2019 – York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory team is marking that historic day 50 years ago when the first human walked on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission. To celebrate the successful spaceflight that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon to take their first […]
TORONTO, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 – With a galactic $3M investment, made in partnership with York University Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell and the Carswell Family Foundation, York University will share the wonders of the universe with students, youth in the community and the public through the creation of a new Chair. The Allan I. Carswell […]
TORONTO, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 – York University will expand its astronomy outreach and teaching to communities across Canada with the help of a new $1.5-million gift matched by the University for a total of $3 million. York U will announce the details of this initiative, believed to be the first of its kind in […]
TORONTO, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – York University scientists will share secrets of the universe, a vast and mysterious place that pushes the boundaries of imagination, at the Faculty of Science and Toronto Public Library speaker series. The series will run from Oct. 11 to Nov. 14 with speakers talking about everything from quasars […]