New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 2 – South Australia’s Place in Space

17th May, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


17/05/2022 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how South Australia fits into the global space industry? In “South Australia’s Place in Space” we will explore recent trends and missions among the international space community such as Artemis, space mining, space situational awareness, and the James Webb space telescope. As we embark on our boldest adventure yet as we say “G’day, Moon” with an Australian rover scheduled to land on the moon in 2026, we will delve deeper into what it takes to conduct these types of missions and the Australian space capability advancements transforming our role in space. South Australia is at the heart of Australia in space, with the innovation hub Lot Fourteen being the home of the Australian Space Agency and Australian Space Discovery Centre. Get a peek at Australia’s first publicly viewable mission control room and uncover your place in space to discover a world of space career opportunities that await right here on Australian soil.

This session will be presented by Nate Taylor and Elise Boultby, Senior Programs and Operations Officers, Australian Space Discovery Centre.

Nate is a graduate in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the University of South Australia, as well as an alumni of the International Space University. He works as a Senior Programs and Operations Officer at the Australian Space Agency’s Australian Space Discovery Centre where he aims to inspire Australians about all of the opportunities and advantages of space. He has previously worked in the space industry in Japan, and is a founding member of the ISU Australia and New Zealand Alumni Association.

Elise is a passionate science communicator whose career has taken her to South Africa and the Maldives as well along Australia’s southern coast. After growing up in the UK she completed university in Australia and graduated with an honours science degree majoring in marine biology and a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing. She is now working as a Senior Programs and Operations Officer with the Australian Space Agency at the Australian Space Discovery Centre where she gets to flex her creative muscles and develop new ways to engage and excite others in space.

Sessions in the 2022 webinar series will include the following topics:

8 March, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
17 May, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
7 June, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
9 August, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
23 August, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
1 November, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm


Target audience – STEM professionals, teachers and school leaders

Delivery mode – Zoom

Presenters – Nate Taylor and Elise Boultby, Senior Programs and Operations Officers, Australian Space Discovery Centre


For registration enquiries please contact Emily Metelmann.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event


Bookings are closed for this event.