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Astronomy and Space Exploration Society (UTASX) (ASX)

The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX) is a non-profit organization run by the University of Toronto space community, in Ontario, Canada. ASX’s purpose is to educate, excite, and inspire students, professionals, and the general public about astronomy and space.

Since its inception in 2003, ASX has rapidly grown to over 1200 members, and has organized and hosted 10 or more events per year, attracting hundreds of event attendees each year. ASX’s signature event is the annual Symposium, which has attracted an audience of up to 500 people in a single event. Other events include the “Star Talk” Lecture Series, Panel Discussions, Space Exploration Showcase, and Observing Nights. Topics of discussion have covered various facets of space, such as ‘Mars and Beyond’, ‘The Search for Life’, ‘Cosmology from the Stratosphere’, and ‘Space Business’.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Cassie Chanen
Secondary Contact
Loic Nassif-Lachapelle
Group Email Address
Contact Us
Official Group Website
Mailing Address

Group Profile

Organization Type
Recognized Student Group
Campus Association
St. George
Areas of Interest
Hobby and Leisure
Renewal Date
September 30, 2018

Group Leaders

Jahnavi Shah
Loic Nassif-Lachapelle
Observing Director
Cassie Chanen