(Monday) 3 Jun 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Rhodes Theatre, RE Kefford Building,
RB Finlay Walk,
91 Pacific Highway,
HORNSBY NSW 2077
Australia and International Space InvolvementRhodes Theatre, RE Kefford Building, RB Finlay Walk, Barker College, 91 Pacific Highway, HORNSBY NSW 2077 DD/MM/YYYY
Community Forum - Technology and Diplomacy
Drawing on his experiences in the space industry, including building satellites, representing Australia at the UN’s Space Committee and leading the development of Australia’s most recent space policy Anthony Wicht will be talking about what Australia's future in space might look like.
This will include the sorts of space-related projects Australians might contribute to and what this means for young Australians thinking about a space career. He will also talk about how space is changing, from ever-smaller satellites, to ever-bigger dreams from commercial space companies like SpaceX - and what this means for people who want to be involved in the space industry.
This talk is obviously connected to STEM fields but consistent with the Barker approach, Anthony helps to put the 'A' in STEAM as he illustrates the role that humanities-trained professionals will play in International space involvement. Anthony was warmly appreciated by 50 Middle School students last year and by popular demand has been invited back for this Barker Institute Community Forum.
Anthony has been involved in the space industry in Australia and internationally for fifteen years. He started building small satellites at university, studied at MIT, was Australia's representative to the UN's Space Committee, and led the development of Australia's most recent Space Policy. In 2017 he spent three months in Washington DC examining Australia & US space relations, and is now a consultant with Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm.