Careers

Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell - painting by H. Dassell, 1851 
Credit: Public Domain

Occupation: Astronomer, Educator, Librarian

Year born: 1818

Research Areas: Comets, Solar Eclipse, Planets, Double Stars, Nebulae

 


Karlie Noon

Karlie Noon
Karlie Noon
Credit: Rhett Wyman, Sydney Morning Herald
Used by permission

Occupation: Astronomer

Research Areas: Galaxy Evolution, Indigenous Astronomy, Moon Haloes

 

Nergis Mavalvala

Nergis Mavalvala
Nergis Mavalvala
Credit: Bryce Vickmark. 
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Occupation: Astrophysicist 

Year born: 1968 

Research Areas: Astrophysics, Experimental Physics, Quantum Mechanics

 

Jan Jamie Eldridge

Jan Jamie Eldridge
Jan Jamie Eldridge
Credit: inSCIght Magazine Photography.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Occupation: Theoretical astrophysicist

Research Areas: Numerical Modelling, Stellar Evolution, Binary Stars

 

Space Jobs

Aimed at pupils aged 7 - 14, this workshop provides an opportunity for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of the different jobs available to people who enjoy space and science through class games, quizzes, and discussion. Pupils learn what a stereotype is and discuss gender stereotypes relating to jobs in science, technology, engineering, and maths. Pupils assess their own skills and qualities and develop an awareness of the skills and qualities of others around them. 

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