On 21 May at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus the New Zealand Space Agency and SpaceBase have gathered a panel of experts and space students for a public discussion and Q & A. The panel’s combined experience spans astronomy, astrophysics, satellite remote sensing, mission and space station design and astrobiology. Free to the public and students. Come and join us to discuss space, and hear about the growing opportunities in this fast-moving high-tech sector.
Dr Pauline Harris (VUW)
Dr Yvette Perrott (VUW)
Dr Duncan Steel (Xerra)
Vaishnavi Anand (VUW)
Eric Dahlstrom (SpaceBase)
Mike Asplet (NZSA)
Lillian Pak (NZAN and Hutt City Libraries)
You can drop into this event at any time.
Dr Yvette Perrott completed her PhD in Astrophysics at Cambridge University and is now a Rutherford Discovery Fellow at Victoria University, studying clusters of galaxies in the radio waveband.
Mike is the team leader for space policy in the New Zealand Space Agency. He has previously worked in several agencies across the New Zealand Government, focusing on international and security policy. He has also taught in the international relations department at Victoria University.
Vaishnavi Anand is the outreach manager of the New Zealand Students' Space Association and studies biomedical science at Victoria University of Wellington. Last year, she won the World Standards Day Competition 2018 for her entry on using satellites to measure greenhouse gas emissions.
Lillian Pak is an active volunteer with the NZ Astrobiology Network (NZAN) and has worked on their space programmes such Synergies in Space and Spaceward Bound and has worked to organise public talks and school visits with space scientists from organisations such as NASA, ESA, and Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
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