Research Balloon Mission-4 (Cubes in Space) Approved: Space Radiation, CubeSats and Commerical Off-The-Shelf Technologies (COTS)

My Cube in Space that will fly on NASA High Altitude Balloon I am excited that my project proposal to study the impact of Space Radiation on electronic components for the CubeSats has been accepted to fly into NASA zero-pressure, high altitude, scientific balloon via the “Cubes in Space” programme. I will be sending my payload 40 km up in space to study the impacts of radiation on common “Commerical off-the-Shelf Technologies (COTS)” that I use in my…

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Outreach @University of Toronto, Science Rendezvous 2018

On 12 May 2018, HotPopRobot team set up their stall on St. George Street, Toronto as a part of the Science Rendezvous 2018 event organised by the University of Toronto. Science Rendezvous is a free annual all-day festival that brings science out of the lab and onto the street with the ultimate goal of improving student enrolment as well as public involvement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields. It occurs at over…

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Learnings from The Knowledge Society (TKS) Summit 2018, Toronto

Learnings from The Knowledge Society (TKS) Summit 2018 and how I plan to apply them in Space and Robotics Artash Nath I was very excited to be selected as a participant for The Knowledge Society Summit (TKS) held in Toronto on 12 May 2018. And I was prepared well for it. I had written a few articles on the Slack platform of the Summit about my learnings from the two public lectures I had previously…

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Science Communication: At Science Rendezvous via the Perimeter Insititute and the University of Toronto

It was a wonderful week for data science in Astronomy for us! The Perimeter Insitute: Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity Frontier On May 2, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics broadcasted its public lecture “Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity Frontier” by Roger Melko (Associate Faculty, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo).  It was a very insightful lecture on machine learning, artificial intelligence (A.I), and fundamental physics and delivered in an easy to understand and jargon-free method,  full…

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“We Progress when we keeping asking Why” @ Science March Toronto 2018, Nathan Philips Square

Bilingual Speech delivered by Artash Nath, 14 April 2018, Science March Toronto, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto. Hello Science Marchers! Bonjour! Why are we all gathered here today on a freezing, rainy day? Why did we decide to march with our family, friends, and teachers? Pourquoi sommes-nous tous réunis ici aujourd’hui? Pourquoi avons-nous décidé de marcher avec notre famille, nos amis et nos enseignants? And the answer is “WHY” itself!   “Why” is a small but a powerful…

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Speaker @ Science March 2018 Toronto

The inaugural March for Science happened in 2017. It was a series of rallies and marches held in Washington, D.C., and more than 600 other cities across the world on Earth Day,  including in Toronto. Science March is a celebration of our passion for science, and ensure that Science continues to get the funding and freedom it deserves so that we can progress. The 2018 Science March in Toronto is happening on 14th April. The…

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Hi-Py @Toronto Science Fair 2018

The 2018 Toronto Science Fair was held on 25 May at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. There were hundreds of school children participating in the same with very creative and inquisitive projects. For example, Do siblings have the same fingerprint? Does Mint cool things down or it is only a sensation? Arushi participated in the Science Fair with her project “Hi-Py”. It was a python based project which asked users to input their names, age, favourite…

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How I Learnt that M-51 Galaxy is colliding with NGC 5195 using Python and OpenCV

Artash Nath Artash working on M-51 Chandra X-Ray Images  I am a Grade 6 student and a member of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Toronto. One of the best parts of being a Member is that I get to visit the Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) and observe the night sky using a research grade telescope. And stay up late in the night! One of my favourite Messier Objects to observe is the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)…

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Jury Member @ Toronto Kids International Film Festival (TIFF)

Arushi has been selected as one of the jury member of the Toronto Kids International Film Festival taking place at the TIFF Lightbox from March 9 -18, 2018. She will be attending the eligible screenings in her age category and decide upon the winning movie along with the other jury members! Watch her interview with the Breakfast TV Toronto   

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Space-REX: Predict Risk Index of Asteroid Collision using A.I and display the Data Musically in 10 Steps and 40 hours!

Giving a Demonstration of our Space-REX project at Mission Hack, Toronto, 5 March 2018   Space-REX in full glow for visitors to learn about Asteroids, Space, and to highlight the need for further Space Exploration   It was a long time (almost three weeks!) since we made a space project. Our last project was on “TRAPPIST-1: Lights and Music” which was displayed at the Ontario Science Centre, Canada for 3 days over the Family Day weekend…

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