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SSF: Southern Sky Livestream with Karlie Noon

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As the Sydney Science Festival concludes, we bid our Astronomy Ambassador Karlie Noon farewell on a final stroll through the cosmos.

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Sydney Science Festival - Southern Sky Livestream with Karlie Noon

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Connect online via livestream - a link to this event will be emailed to registrees a few days prior to the event.

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As the 2021 Sydney Science Festival draws to a close, we bid our inaugural Astronomy Ambassador Karlie Noon farewell on a livestreamed final stroll through the cosmos, featuring a tour of her favourite astronomical objects combining both Western and Indigenous understandings of the sky. From Dreamtime stories that explain why the stars twinkle, to observing how stars are born, join Karlie as she travels light-years away to explore the late winter, August skies through the telescopic eyes of the historic Sydney Observatory.

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Karlie Alinta Noon is a Gomeroi astronomer and science communicator who promotes Indigenous astronomical knowledge systems and advocates for women in STEM. She was the first Indigenous female to obtain degrees in physics and mathematics and is currently completing a PhD at the Australian National University looking at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Noon was an ACT Young Australian of the Year finalist and a Eureka Prize Emerging Leader finalists in 2019, as well as the first Astronomy Ambassador at the Sydney Observatory.

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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues.  Established in 1879, the Museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

 

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