Tour the cosmos with Sydney Observatory’s Astronomy Ambassador Kat Ross.
Discover the September sky and see the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and star clusters through the telescopic eye of Sydney Observatory. Kat shares the untold stories of how women scientists have overcome adversity to broaden our understanding of the Universe and celebrates their contributions to stellar classification, planetary research and space missions. Meet our new Sydney Observatory Astronomy Ambassador and hear how she finds inspiration in the vastness of the cosmos and the pioneering work of female scientists who have come before her.
Kat Ross is a Ph.D. candidate at Curtin University, Perth, studying ‘baby’ black holes, galaxy evolution and the history of the Universe. A dedicated campaigner for women in STEM, Ross launched the #IncludeHer campaign after discovering NSW students in Year 11 and 12 Science were being taught only two female scientists and almost 80 male scientists. Now a national movement, #IncludeHer aims to address this imbalance in the Australian curriculum to include a more diverse representation of scientists. Advocacy for women in STEM will be a focus of Ross’ ambassadorship with Sydney Observatory. Working with the Powerhouse, she will develop a portfolio of science programs, livestreams and learning programs that will engage students and audiences with astronomy and the history of women in astrophysics
This event is livestreamed to Facebook on the Sydney Observatory page. Register here.