Science on Tap

AlbertaSat

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brick & Whiskey Public House

8937 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z2

$10* advance tickets - (10% off for TELUS World of Science Members)
$15* at the door (Members and Public)

*Prices include GST

Purchase Tickets Online, at the TELUS World of Science Box Office or at the door of the Brick & Whiskey Public House the night off the event

Taryn Haluza-DeLay is a 3rd year engineering physics student at the University of Alberta. She's currently a Systems Engineer with the AlbertaSat project and was involved with the Ex-Alta 1 and Ex-Alta 2 missions.

Ever wonder what it takes to get a satellite in space? Join Taryn Haluza-DeLay, Systems Engineer, and find out how a group of University of Alberta students put Alberta’s first CubeSat in space. Hear about the challenges involved in building a satellite and see where the project is heading for the future.

AlbertaSat began as a student group in 2010 responding to the call of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) – an innovative new Canada wide competition encouraging university students to cross the boundaries of what is considered a normal education and try their hand at spacecraft design. The first CSDC competition was a marvellous exercise in experimentation and curiosity as the students of AlbertaSat studied the dynamics of orbital control and considered the effects of free molecular friction on a spacecraft in the upper atmosphere.

Around the same time AlbertaSat revitalized its efforts and crafted a dream – a dream of providing an aerospace education to Albertans along with a commercial space industry supporting the continued development of Alberta’s economy. This dream began with a few members and grew to encompass over 40 students from various disciplines and over 10 faculty members at the University of Alberta. Momentum grew, and from the initial dream, the idea and the design of the Experimental Albertan #1 (Ex-Alta 1) Satellite was created.

The Ex-Alta 1 satellite is the first fully Albertan satellite in the history of our province and the first example of the capability of Albertans on the world aerospace stage. Space represents the next stage of human development of which we have barely scratched the surface. This age of space and technology represents economic, philosophical, cultural and intellectual expansion on a global scale. Ex-Alta 1 will be the platform to help carry Alberta into that age.

Presented by:

The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation in partnership with

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton