From space, national boundaries vanish. The conflicts that divide people become less important, and the wonder of our 'pale blue dot', and the greater universe increases.
In September and October, audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne will hear stories from the perspective of those who have ventured, worked and lived in space. Astronaut Stories Australia is a keynote series of events run by the AIAA to bring the stories, passion and inspiration of the world's astronauts to life. The event aims to increase public interest in space-based activities, to inform the public of the value of science and technology, and to motivate support to explore the boundaries of our knowledge.
The program for each city is divided between:
An Evening of Astronaut Stories
A large public event to hear the tales of astronauts with the opportunity to ask your questions.
From STEM to Space
A workshop with astronauts and other STEM professionals to inspire 300-400 high school students.
The AIAA Sydney Section is an Australian based section of the global aerospace professional body, AIAA, and works to further the institute's goals in the Australian context. The AIAA Sydney section looks to be a voice for the aerospace profession in Australia; to support development of the aerospace industry, and promote knowledge, interest and understanding of the role of science and technology. The Section achieves these goals through a range of activities including large public lectures, technical presentations, and site tours. All activities of the Sydney Section are organised by a committee of committed and passionate volunteers.