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Luminary Lecture: Australia in space and Apollo – presented by Professor Alan Duffy

Join science star Professor Alan Duffy as he explores Australia in space, and the unthinkable technologies allowing the next Space Race to be between startups not superpowers, and the ways in which Australia finds itself at the cutting-edge of space exploration.

When: Friday, August 9 2019. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Where: Robina Library
196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, QLD, 4226
Topic: Space and astronomy
Cost: Free
Bookings: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library/national-science-week-11804.html

Over half a century ago, when Australia became only the third nation to build and launch a rocket from its own territory, Australia finally formed a National Space Agency to guide the National exploration and exploitation of space. Yet the space environment of today is very different to that of the Cold War, with heretofore unthinkable technologies allowing the next Space Race to be between startups not superpowers.

Science star Professeor Alan Duffy will explore the ways in which Australia finds itself at the cutting-edge of space exploration, from the boundaries of our atmosphere to the furthest reaches of the Universe itself, and how we find ourselves supporting a return to the Moon, 50 years since our efforts with Apollo 11.

Contact details:

Danica Revis
Gold Coast Libraries
Email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5581 6405

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