Friday, November 27, 2020

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.
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Why aren’t there more women in space?

Why aren't there more women in space? In many ways, women are ideal astronauts - but the world of space has been designed for men.
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First commercial spaceflight could open up new space careers

Dreaming of becoming an astronaut? The recent launch of the first commercial space pilots could open up new careers in space.
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Drone careers that fly for girls

Want a career that flies? Dr Karen Joyce from She Maps talks us through the amazing opportunities in drone careers, from conservation to construction.

Farming 2.0: Scientists are using space technologies to manage cattle

More than 1000 wild buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part of the world’s largest satellite herd-tracking program.

QUIZ: What’s your perfect space career?

Are you an aspiring astrophysicist or a wannabe space flight controller? Take our quiz to find out the best space career for you!
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Meet two tech visionaries helping computers see

Two computer scientists from the University of Adelaide are helping computers see – with applications out of this world.
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Australian innovators are using space data to tackle the planet’s problems in national challenge

Australia’s brightest young innovators have come together to tackle some of the planet’s most-pressing problems as part of GRAVITY Challenge that kicked off last week.

From NZ to NASA: Space scholarships

Hammond Pearce was one of four New Zealanders to take part in the first ever NZ Space Scholarship.
Scientists search ancient rocks for traces of life in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia

Scientists are training for Mars 2020 in the Aussie outback

Scientists from NASA and the ESA have joined UNSW astrobiologists in the remote Aussie outback in preparation for Mars 2020 missions.
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Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth

If jetting off on real-life missions isn’t for you, there are a stack of space careers that don’t require trips to Mars and not touching the ground for months on end.
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6 cool ways the world celebrated the 50th Moon landing anniversary

From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

5 study pathway quizzes to take while you wait for ATAR results

The following five quizzes will help you prep for tertiary study

Industry cadetships: tapping the talents of women in STEM

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Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.

Talented, much? This year’s Eureka Prize winners are next level

The 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners have been announced in a live, virtual awards show broadcast from the Australian Museum.