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First Nations Astronomy and Stargazing with Dr. Kirsten Banks

  • - (AEST)
  • Ryde Library
    1 Pope Street, Ryde NSW 2112, Australia

Dr Kirsten Banks is a passionate astrophysicist and science communicator with a lifelong fascination for the cosmos.


Her journey into the stars began when her science teachers sparked her curiosity with a documentary about the Hubble Space Telescope. Kirsten pursued her love for space, earning a PhD in astrophysics, and delving into the depths of the Milky Way galaxy. As a proud Wiradjuri woman, Kirsten not only explores the mysteries of the universe but also honours the rich knowledge of her ancestors.

You'll often find Kirsten sharing her love for astronomy and space with more than 500,000 followers across social platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Whether she's delving into the secrets behind black holes, presenting breathtaking photos captured by space telescopes or imparting intriguing knowledge about celestial phenomena, Kirsten's contagious passion piques audiences' interest and leaves them in awe.

Discover the beauty of the universe with Kirsten as she takes you on an illuminating journey to appreciate the wild wonders of the cosmos.


This event will be Auslan interpreted.


This Inspiring Australia NSW initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

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Auslan interpreted.