50th anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing and Australia’s new space agency

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DateWednesday, July 17, 2019
Time12:30 - 14:00
Speaker(s)Dr Gail Iles, Physics Lecturer, RMIT University
Description

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing 
and
the impact of launching Australia’s new space agency

Dr Gail Iles has a PhD in physics from the UK and with her experiences in flying, sky-diving and zero-gravity  was selected to be an astronaut instructor at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.  Gail taught the world’s astronauts how to operate the Columbus Laboratory, which is the European module of the ISS.  Here, Gail learned how to dock the Soyuz onto the ISS using the full flight-model simulator and Gail has also trained as an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston.

Gail heads up the RMIT University Space Physics Group offering master’s and doctoral degrees in space science. From 2020 onwards RMIT will offer the new bachelor’s degree in Space Science featuring new space courses written by Gail.  Also a regular presenter at conferences and is the Science Correspondent on the Neil Mitchell show on 3AW.

Cost $80 per person (all inclusive)

Guests are more than welcome

Please RSVP to Greg Robinson:  [email protected]

and make payment directly via internet to ANZ Bank. Details are:

Acc Name: IMDAAOA   BSB: 013-013  Acc No: 294319892;

Enquires: Greg Robinson 0411 145 140; Julie Wehbe 0423 536 155

VenueGraduate House, The University of Melbourne

Dress CodeBusiness Casual
Registration DeadlineTuesday, July 16, 2019

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