2016 Public Events

A series of space-related public lectures were held during the Summer Space program. They included the well-publicised International Astronaut Event held on 14 January 2016, featuring  Dr Bob Thirsk, former Canadian Astronaut and medical specialist, Dr Jean-Jacques Favier, former French Space Agency (CNES) Astronaut and scientist, Dr Gilles Clement, internationally renowned spaceflight human factors expert, and John Conolly, former NASA Exploration Chief Scientist and Director of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.

Other lectures included talks and discussions on Space and Security, Space and Popular Culture and a well-attended talk Space and Entrepreneurs: The Rewards and Risks, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

If you missed the talks, watch them below.

 

Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Space Program held on 14 January 2016 at the City West campus.


 

 
International Astronaut Event

Featuring  Dr Bob Thirsk, former Canadian Astronaut and medical specialist, Dr Jean-Jacques Favier, former French Space Agency (CNES) Astronaut and scientist, Dr Gilles Clement, internationally renowned spaceflight human factors expert.

 

 

 

Space and Security

Our expert panel will discuss the scientific, policy and legal challenges posed by problems such as space debris, space weather and near earth objects.

 

 

Space Entrepreneurs: The Rewards and the Risks

In this lecture, a panel of leading Australian space entrepreneurs speak about their exciting business plans and achievements and some of the risks that they will encounter. Co-sponsored by the Adelaide Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

 

 

Space and Popular Culture

The panel was moderated by Dr Alice Gorman, space archaeologist from Flinders University and included renowned Brisbane artist, Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox, underwater performance artist and Everest mountaineer, Dr Sarah Jane Pell and stand-up comedian and short-listed Mars One astronaut candidate, Josh Richards.

 

Stratospheric Satellite Launch

Participants launch a stratospheric satellite as one of their team projects. 

 

 

Using Space Technology to Address Food and Water Security

The participants of the 2016 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program will deliver a 60 minute presentation on their team project - the use of space technology to address food and water security in the Southern Hemisphere. 

 

 


Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, held at UniSA's Mawson Lakes Campus on 12 February 2016.

   

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