Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith

Astronomer, Presenter & Educator

Stargazing Live

In April Lisa was a presenter on the hit television show ABC Stargazing Live and a panelist on Stargazing Live: Back to Earth on ABC2. The team tracked asteroids, hunted for frozen worlds and even discovered a new solar system! If you missed it you can catch up with Stargazing Live on ABC iview. Lisa also featured in the season finale of Todd Sampson's Life on Line on ABC television.



Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer with a talent for making the secrets of the universe accessible to all. Lisa is a television presenter, live stage host, speaker and MC with an extensive knowledge of physics and space. She has performed in sold-out theatres across Australia with science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson and Apollo astronauts Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Capt. Gene Cernan. She has appeared at the World Science Festival, Vivid Ideas, Sydney Mardi Gras and the Sydney Science Festival. Lisa is available for talks and events and is proud to offer a unique astronomy distance learning experience, which is enjoyed by students around the world.


Lisa recently talked with Brian Cox about black holes in BBC Stargazing Live and in Brian Cox: Life Of A Universe, which aired on ABC television in March 2017. Lisa was also interviewed for Australia Wide on ABC News 24. She was a presenter on ABC Stargazing Live with Brian Cox and a panelist on Stargazing Live: Back to Earth on April 4th, 5th and 6th. Lisa appeared in ABC television's Todd Sampson's Life on the Line on 25th April 2017. She performed at the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March 2017 as a panelist and MC. See the events calendar below for more details.

Astronomy Distance Learning Course

Are you an amateur astronomer or simply fascinated by the night sky? Challenge yourself and learn new skills by taking part in a unique astronomy research course. Use data from professional telescopes to research the physical properties of our Galaxy. No equipment is needed except a computer with access to the internet. You can start and finish your course whenever you choose, so you have the freedom to study at your own pace. Enter the online store for further details.


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