The Astronomy & Space Exploration Association 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 1500 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’.