A new era is of exploration is upon us; a new frontier. We’re tackling the big questions, what will space exploration look like in 20 years’ time...

New Horizons: The New Frontier

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
The new frontier

Speakers

Deputy Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Dr Sarah Pearce

Deputy Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

As Deputy Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), Dr Pearce leads CSIRO’s involvement with the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and was Australia’s science negotiator for the international treaty that will govern the SKA.

Sarah also leads CASS's new Space Research Programme. This includes the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation, which co-ordinates activity in EO across CSIRO and manages CSIRO's share of our new national facility, the NovaSAR satellite  - Prior to joining CSIRO in 2011, Dr Pearce was Project Manager for GridPP, and as a science advisor in the UK Parliament. Sarah holds a PhD in X-ray astronomy from the University of Leicester.

Professor Paulo de Souza

Professor Paulo de Souza

Science Leader, CSIRO’s Data61

Paulo has built instruments used by NASA on Mars, designed brain implants, and micro-chips on bees that help scientists worldwide better understand pollinator decline and their role in our fragile ecosystem. He has three patents and four books published, and co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Dr Tim Parsons

Dr Tim Parsons

Co-Founder, Executive Director - Delta-V NewSpace Alliance

Tim works across space tech, deep tech, and media tech entrepreneurial ecosystems. Founding CEO of NewSpace startup hub Delta-V, he is also a passionate believer that Australia can leapfrog to a leadership position of the fast-growing global space industry.

Milica Symul

Milica Symul

Managing Director of the Australian National University, Institute for Space

Milica’s expertise is demonstrated nationally and internationally managing large scientific portfolios. This includes leading direction and management of: business strategies, business development, financial investment portfolios, facility operations, human and capital resources, contract compliance and advancement and outreach.

Karl Rodriguez

Karl Rodrigues

Executive Director International and National Engagement, Australian Space Agency

Karl develops relationships with International Space Agencies and engages with Australian industry, start-ups, domestic agencies, research institutions and governments to help grow the Australian space sector. Karl has 25+ years experience in innovation, venture investment, research, development and commercialisation of technology.

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Event Details

A new era is of exploration is upon us; a new frontier. We’re tackling the big questions, what will space exploration look like in 20 years’ time? Are we going back to the Moon? Will we colonise Mars? What skills do we need to get us there? And how does space exploration benefit us here on Earth?

It’s been 50 years since Australia helped NASA send images of humankind’s first steps on the moon to more than 600 million people around the world. Communicating with the Apollo 11 spacecraft and sharing news of this ‘giant leap’ was made possible by the technology and teams at NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek tracking station near Canberra and CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope. It was a historic moment.

While celebrating the past, it’s also time to explore our future. Come along and hear from our visionaries about where the new age of space exploration will take us next.

Check out more events in The New Horizons Series program

Image credit: NASA

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.