Journey with us into the depths of space – explore the big bang nearly 14 billion years ago; galaxies far, far away; habitable planets and the potential for alien life; and the strange new things which are challenging the laws of physics, simply by existing.
Australian researchers are at the forefront of the ‘Dawn of the new Space Age’, as we strive to discover more about our universe. Their work is contributing to the global effort to understand space and the result is some amazing science for us to share. The more we discover however, the more we realise how little we know!
This series will bring together a collection of the top minds in space research who want to share their discoveries with you! Their work spans the exploration for extraterrestrial life, the hunt for habitable planets, what planets like Jupiter are really made of, how time works in space, how we are continuing to explore the outer reaches of our planet and how we can clean up space junk using lasers.
So take one small step and join us as we leap into this adventure to see what is waiting out there in space.
Tuesday 7th February 2017 - Professor Dean Rickles –Gravitational Waves and spacetime: past, present and future
Tuesday 4th April 2017 – Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths – Exploring the Milky Way with the Square Kilometre Array
Tuesday 6th June 2017 – Dr Ben Green – Cleaning up space junk with lasers
Tuesday 15th August 2017 – Professor Iver Cairns - Australian satellites and where to find them: the QB50 Satellite Project
Tuesday 17th October 2017 – Dr Helen Maynard-Casely – Journey to the centre of the planets
Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Dr Carol Oliver - Australia’s role in looking for life on Mars