Earth & Atmospheric Science (EATS):
Space Science Stream
Why Space Science?
The physics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere, the near-Earth space environment, dynamics of the atmosphere and its chemistry, emission, absorption and scattering of light from the atmosphere: these are just a few of the areas of interest of space scientists. Students of this program will investigate phenomena fundamental to the development of instruments for temperature measurement, observation, winds and chemical composition of the atmosphere and the scientific analysis of the observations to determine its characteristics. These observations may be made from the ground, from aircraft, high altitude balloons or satellite platforms.
As the prospect of interplanetary settlement becomes more and more real, space scientists will help ensure the safety of Earth, and our solar system, as we travel further into the Universe.