Thursday, October 13, 2022

Welcoming our new Outreach Coordinator to the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics

We are pleased to welcome our new Outreach Coordinator, Roan Haggar. Roan is looking forward to working with the wider Kitchener-Waterloo community, and helping to make astronomy accessible to as many people as possible.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

The newly renovated Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics space is now open

WCA new space

After months of anticipation, we are proud to announce that the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics has a new location. The newly renovated space is equipped with nine offices, a common area and a boardroom.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Finding our galactic centre

Sagittarius A

Three years ago, history was made when the first image of a black hole inspired wonder and awe around the world as we glimpsed the shadow of light escaping from the supermassive black hole M87*. Today, history is being made again as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration releases the image of a second black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — the one at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Will Percival awarded Canadian Space Agency grant

Will Percival

Professor Will Percival, Director of the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics, has been awarded a grant by the Canadian Space Agency to support his work helping to lead the Euclid satellite mission.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Science researchers receive New Frontiers in Research funding

Holger Kleinke and Will Percival

Two researchers in the Faculty of Science have received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Holger Kleinke from the Department of Chemistry and Will Percival from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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