Western Space

Director of Western Space and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy: Dr. Sarah Gallagher

Institute for Earth & Space Exploration or more familiarly, Western Space, at Western University is the leading organization for Earth and space exploration research and training in Canada. The mission of the Institute is to lead in interdisciplinary research and innovation in Earth and space exploration, and to strengthen and grow the Canadian Earth and space exploration communities through inspiring and training the next generation of scientists, engineers, social scientists and entrepreneurs.

Institute for Earth & Space Exploration was established in June 2019 and builds on the foundations of the former Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration that was established in 2008. The Institute is home to 64 researchers from the following 9 faculties and 19 departments.

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Browse the Western Space Collections:

Institute for Earth and Space Exploration White Papers

Western Space Publications