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2014 Public Lectures

A series of space-related public lectures were held during them Summer Space program. They included the well-publicised International Astronaut Event held on 9 January 2014, featuring NASA Astronaut Dr Andy Thomas of the Australia and European Space Agency and Astronaut Mr Paolo Nespoli of Italy.

Other lectures included talks and discussions on Space for Disaster Management, Space and Mining, and  Astrobiology: Where do we come from and what is our fate?, a well attended talk by world renowned astronomer and expert, Dr Charley Lineweaver of the Mt Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University. 

If you missed the talks, watch them below.


2014 Summer Space Program Opening Ceremony

The 2014 Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program opened on 6 January 2014 at the Allan Scott Auditorium & Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, City West Campus. This year’s program has 35 students from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Korea, New Zealand and South Africa. 

The ceremony was hosted by Professor Scott Madry, Program Director, International Space University, and featured addresses by Associate Professor Brenton Dansie, Dean: Teaching and Learning, UniSA’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, Dr Angie Bukley, Dean and Vice President for Academics and Research, International Space University, and Dr Michael Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation.  

Watch the opening ceremony

Announcing the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program 2014

We are proud to announce that the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program dates for 2014 have been set;  

6 Jan - 7 Feb 2014 : Enrolments Now Open

If you have any questions about the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program or would like to contact us for more information, please contact us

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February 2013

SHSSP 2013 Public Lectures Available Online

The Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program 2013 has sadly closed however if you were unable to attend the Public Lectures they are now available online

January 2013

SHSSP 2013 Public Lectures

The University of South Australia and the International Space University were proud to open the following events to the public during the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program for 2013. International leaders and experts will spoke on contemporary issues in the space sector.

The series of public lectures included our key note "Astronauts Panel" with South Australia's own astronaut Andy Thomas.

February 2012

Engineers Australia 2013 SHS-SP Scholarship

The National Committee on Space Engineering of Engineers Australia in conjunction with the International Space University and the University of South Australia is please to launch a new scholarship for the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program 2013.


Payment in full of the Program Fee of A$10,900 for attendance at the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program from 7 January to 8 February 2013 which includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

(The scholarship does not include the cost of travel to Adelaide and is not transferable to a later program).

Who is eligible to apply?

Engineering graduates and engineering undergraduates in the final two years of their engineering studies:

• resident in Australia
• who have applied for enrolment in the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program and
• who do not have financial support to attend the program from their employer or other sponsor

Selection Criteria

The Engineers Australia Selection Committee will select the scholarship winner taking into account:

• the applicant’s motivation to forge a career in space engineering in Australia
• the applicant’s academic performance and/or qualifications; and
• the applicant’s financial circumstances

Documentation required

All applications will be judged on the basis of the information and supporting documents lodged as part of the on-line enrolment process at

(All eligible applicants, including those who have already enrolled, will be automatically considered unless an applicant specifically requests not to be considered by sending an email to

Conditions of award of scholarship

The scholarship winner will be requested by Engineers Australia to carry out the following tasks following the program:

1. Submit a written report at the conclusion of the SHS-SP describing the program and how they believe the SHS-SP will help them to further advance space engineering within Australia.
2. Prepare and deliver several presentations to national conferences and/or public presentations, describing the SHS-SP, their experiences from the program, and their future prospects as a result of their attendance.
3. Be prepared to assist Engineers Australia in the promotion.

Deadline for applications

30 November 2012


The winner of the scholarship will be notified no later than 15 December 2012.

For further information

International Space University 
Engineers Australia - Space Engineering 
Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program 

or email:

Download scholarship brochure


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