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Inspiring Women in Science Breakfast
August 17, 2018 @ 07:00 - 09:30$18.50 – $30
Inspiration, networking and breakfast, with renowned astronomer Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker.
Natasha is an astronomer who uses radio waves to explore the distant reaches of the Universe. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2010, and moved to Australia in 2011 to help commission a cutting-edge radio telescope that is a precursor to the much larger Square Kilometer Array. Her latest achievement is using this telescope to survey the whole sky, providing masses of data on exploded stars, super-massive black holes, and our local space environment.
Communicating this research to the astronomy community and the public is important to Natasha, so she created the GLEAMoscope (an interactive viewer allowing anyone in the world to see the sky in radio colour). Her TED talk discussing her research has drawn over one million views.