Mt Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online 21 August 2020

00:00 Professor Penny King: Lift Off to Mars – Exciting News About the Red Planet

Why do scientists send space craft to Mars? What have we found and what do we hope to find? When will humans get to go? Join Prof. Penny King for a virtual journey to Mars!

~37:24 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing Join Brad as he shows you some of the objects that are visible in the night sky, how you can find them, and some cool facts about them.

~52:10 Professor Kate Reynolds: Mutiny in space? Team risks and opportunities for spaceflight missions

What makes a highly effective space crew? How do we assess team functioning? What happens if things go wrong? Rather than only focusing on the selection and training of individual astronauts, in this talk the study of teams and gaps in knowledge are outlined.


You can also watch a recording of the talk here on our Facebook page (see the 'Public Astronomy Nights' playlist).