Evening for Educators: ‘Out of This World’ with Dr. Brad Tucker
Tue 18 May at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for a drink, see our brand new exhibition ‘Out of this World: Australia in the space age’ and hear all about the past, present and future of space exploration with Canberra based Astrophysicist and Cosmologist, Dr Brad Tucker. Find out more about the exciting educational opportunities on offer this term.
Out this world: Australia in the space age
From the Moon landing, to the mapping of events in space, Australia has been at the forefront of space research and exploration. Space lasers, reusable rockets, and space mining. They all may sound like science fiction but they are closer to reality than you may think. We’ll cover the latest in space technology and advancements, and look at things like humans returning to the Moon and moving to Mars.
A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition partner: State Library of South Australia. Exhibition supporters: Australian Government National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program and Visions of Australia.
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About Dr Brad Tucker.
Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University.
Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Astrophysics and Cosmology from Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the ANU. He’s leading programs using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. He’s also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere, a search to find Planet 9, as well as issues surrounding the mining of asteroids.
Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the public about Astronomy and has regular segments on various radio and TV stations. He has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Royal Australian Mint, consulted on science fiction movies, and has been featured in TV specials. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular book.
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