International Women's Day 2019: Women in Space

EOS dome at night

Join us in celebrating the role of women in space this International Women's Day. We'll be hosting talks from Anna Moore, Director of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre and the ANU Institute for Space; Anntonette Dailey, Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency; and Lisa Kewley, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence of All-SkyAstrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D). 

Talks will start at 6:10pm. Please note that the cafe will not be open and no food or drink will be available for purchase.


Anna Moore is Director of the ANU Institute for Space, and Director of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mount Stromlo Observatory. Anna was a member of the Australian Government's Space Expert Reference Group that led to the formation of the Australian Space Agency in July 2018. She is a Professor of Astronomy and is an expert in space- and ground-based instrumentation.


Anntonette Dailey is an Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency and commenced in the Agency soon after its establishment in July 2018. Anny is responsible for the operations of the Agency and ensuring it meets it government requirements as well as establishing its governance arrangement. In addition to managing the parliamentary interaction, finances, human resources and event management, Anny is also responsible for all communications for the Agency and has a personal goal to meet the key values of the Agency – namely to inspire Australians and ‘do cool stuff’.

As a chartered professional engineer, Anny graduated with honours at the University of Technology Sydney and took on a career in sustainability, with a focus on water and energy efficiency. Whilst Anny has worked in multiple roles in the Australian Public Service, she also has experience in consultancy and the not-for-profit sector.


Lisa Kewley is a Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the Australian National University. Lisa obtained her PhD in 2002 from the Australian National University on the connection between star-formation and supermassive black holes in infrared galaxies. She is a world leader in galaxy formation and evolution and has worked on galaxy collisions, supermassive black holes, star formation and the amount of oxygen in galaxies across cosmic time.

As Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence of All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D), Lisa leads a network of 193 scientists and students around the world. ASTRO 3D aims to understand the origins of the stars and galaxies that surround us, from shortly after the Big Bang to our own Milky Way today.