Junior space scientists will delve into the international challenge of managing space debris. How do we preserve the space environment for future exploration missions? The European Space Agency (ESA) estimates that there are some 900,000 objects over one centimetre in size that have no use orbiting the Earth. Participating students will gain an appreciation of this significant global issue before engaging in hands-on trials that apply scientific principles to the design of practical solutions.
|Date:||Wednesday 29th May 2024|
|Time:||Session 1: 10.00 am – 12.00pm
Session 2: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
|Note:||Only ONE ticket of up to 25 high ability students per school.|
|10.00am – 10.45am||Space Junk: a waste threat. Presentation by Associate Professor Brett Carter with Q & A session|
|10.45am – 11.00am||Break time|
|11.00am – 12.00pm||Salvaging Satellites an interactive hands-on session|
|1.00pm – 1.45pm||Space Junk: a waste threat. Presentation by Associate Professor Brett Carter with Q & A session|
|1.45pm – 2.00pm||Break time|
|2.00pm – 3.00pm||Salvaging Satellites an interactive hands-on session|
Note on Materials: A STEM-in-a-box kit of materials will be sent free of charge and a student handout will be sent prior to the event.
Associate Professor Brett Carter
Associate Professor Brett Carter is a Space Scientist who grew up in Altona, Victoria. He went to Altona Primary School and then Williamstown High School before studying space science at La Trobe University in Bundoora. He then became a research scientist at RMIT University in Melbourne. He also spent 2 years working on space science in Boston in the United States, but he’s now back in Australia and works at RMIT University as an Associate Professor, teaching space science to university students and doing research on space weather and satellite/space junk tracking.