Just before this year’s National Science Week, NASA JPL scientists will be touching down in the Territory! Our speakers include Deb Brice who has been a Marine Science educator for more than 25 years and has worked with NASA JPL, NOAA and the National Science Foundation (to name a few) to enlighten us on Science exploration in extreme environments: At sea and in space… what should you bring? Rachel Zimmerman Brachman has worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is currently outreach lead for Radioisotope Power Systems (the technology that allows NASA’s spacecraft to explore outer planets in our solar system). To talk on What’s it like to be an astronaut?
After the conclusion of the talks, everyone is invited to move onto the lawns of Charles Darwin University to listen to a star gazing talk by Geoff Carr. This will be the first opportunity our visiting scientists have to observe the southern night sky. You will be welcome to talk with our visitors. BYO chairs, mats and telescope (if you wish) for the lawn session.