Among a mix of school children and adults stands some of South Australia’s leaders in space research. They’re at the National Wine Centre to inspire the crowd to dream bigger.
The panel included University of Adelaide agricultural researcher Associate Professor Jenny Mortimer, Australian Space Agency Director of Space Technology, Katherine Bennell Pegg, BoM space weather expert Zandria Farrell, CSIRO’s Space Research Program Director Dr Kimberley Clayfield, and University of South Australia cyber security expert Professor Jill Slay.
The event also included a keynote speech by Flavia Tata Nardini, co-founder and CEO of an Adelaide-based nanosatellite company Fleet Space Technologies, as well as video message from Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist, Professor Tanya Monro.
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have a undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.