About the lecture

In astronomy, we use cutting-edge instruments and techniques to learn more about our Universe. But what about turning that focus back to Earth? More and more of our daily activities depend on space and it provides a unique perspective of our planet.

In this talk, Dr Rebecca Allen from Swinburne's Space Technology and Industry Institute will discuss Australia's growing role in the global space industry and how we are using our astronomy knowledge to drive cutting-edge research for Earth.

About our speaker

Dr Rebecca Allen completed her PhD in astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology where her research focused on understanding the evolution and growth of galaxies over time, going all the way back to when the Universe was barely a billion years old.

Now, the project lead for microgravity experimentation at Swinburne's Space Technology and Industry Institute, she applies her scientific expertise to help support Australia's growing space industry.

To this end, she is working with the Smart Satellite Cooperative Research Centre (SmartSat CRC) as the capability demonstrator lead for I-in-the-Sky, a program designed to explore how space can be used to build climate change resilient communities.

When she’s not studying space or sending things there, she’s sharing her enthusiasm for space by communicating the wonders of the Universe to others and creating inspiring learning experiences.

Registrations are not required to attend this lecture.

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